Factors affecting the implementation of geography curriculum in secondary schools: a case study of Suba district
Achola, Ben Caroly
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The primary purpose of study is to identify factors which are currently affecting implementation of geography in selected secondary schools in Suba District in Kenya. Generally it has been noted that there is poor performance in Geography in KCSE for the last three years compared to other humanities such as Christian Religious Education, History and Government and social Education and Ethics. This has therefore prompted such a study to be carried out so as to establish the major factors that affect the low performance. The major areas of investigation will focus on the available physical facilities, teaching learning resources, qualification of Geography teachers, methods of teaching, methods of evaluation, preparation of lesson plans and schemes of work by Geography teachers, the preparation of teachers through pre-service and in service and the assistance the school heads offer to Geography teachers. The study will be conducted in seven out of eleven schools in the district from which the study sample would be drawn. From each school at least 40 form four students will form sample, at least two geography teachers from each school will be used in the study and at least each head teacher will be included in the study sample. The researcher will collect the information by use of questionnaire, lesson observation schedule direct observation of the physical facilities. The data collected from these information will help in the analysis, interpretation, conclusions and recommendations to the readers.