Mobilization and allocation of teaching learning resources among subjects in public secondary schools in Makueni county, Kenya
Wambua, Annette W.
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The government is committed to providing quality education by financing primary and secondary education to all its citizens. In spite of this commitment, the quality of education remains low in most public schools due to inadequate financial resources in most parts of the country. Resources have continued to diminish as well as increased competition for resource allocation amongst sectors of the economy. This has resulted to inadequate provision of teaching and learning resources in secondary schools. The final effect of under provision of resources is lowering of academic performance in national examinations. The purpose of this study, therefore, will be to find out methods of resource mobilization and allocation amongst subjects in public secondary schools in Makueni County. The study objectives will be: To find out methods used to acquire teaching and learning resources in public secondary schools in Makueni County, to find out the strategies used in mobilization and allocation of teaching and learning resources among subjects in public secondary schools in Makueni County, to find out challenges encountered by schools in the mobilization and allocation of teaching and learning resources as well as possible ways of enhancing mobilization and allocation of teaching and learning resources among subjects in public secondary schools in Makueni County. The study will utilize the cost-effective model which emphasized on educational evaluation and how this can be used to evaluate instructional programs. Descriptive survey design will be utilized in the study. The target population will include 129 principals, 877 teachers and, 7,273 students. The total target population will be 8,279 Sampling will be done using random and non-random sampling methods. The sample will be drawn from 129 secondary schools in two constituencies in the county. The target population will be all principals, teachers and students in these schools. The schools will be stratified into boys, girls, mixed day, mixed day and boarding and mixed boarding. Out of these schools, 26 schools will be sampled from the 129 public schools and all the 26 principals will be purposively sampled to participate in the study. Teachers will be sampled using a formula developed by Gay in 1992. Teachers to be sampled will be 88 from the 26 sampled schools such that at least each school will have a male and a female teacher in the sample. Students will be sampled using a formula developed by Yamane in 1967. The student sample will be 190 boys and 189 girls to make the total student sample 379. The total sample size will be 493 respondents. The study will utilize the questionnaire as the main data collection tool. Piloting will be done two weeks before the study in one secondary school which will not be sampled. Validity of instruments will be ascertained by consulting my supervisors while reliability will be done by use of the test re-test method. Data will be collected by use of questionnaires administered to principals, teachers and students. The data will then be analyzed using descriptive statistics and the findings presented by use of frequencies, pie charts and graphs.