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dc.contributor.authorMakau, Mathias Wambua
dc.contributor.authorMurungi, Catherine Gakii
dc.contributor.authorMutwiri, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-18T09:14:10Z
dc.date.available2019-04-18T09:14:10Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth, 2018;4(6):pg. 241-245, DOI: 10.15406/ipcb.2018.04.00134en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/19447
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.15406/ipcb.2018.04.00134en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to find out the classroom learning environment on lower primary school pupils’ performance in social studies in lower primary schools in Kibwezi zone in Makueni County, Kenya. The study aimed at determining the availability and use of physical facilities on pupils’ performance in social studies in lower primary schools in Kibwezi zone, Makueni County, Kenya and farther determines the strategies used by teachers to improve pupils’ performance in social studies in the same study area. The study was guided by ecological model by Urie Brofenbrenner which focuses on child development within context of systems of relationship that form the child environment into five layers. The study employed descriptive survey design. The independent variable was classroom learning environment while dependent variable was pupils’ academic performance in social studies. The study targeted all pupils and teachers in lower primary schools in Kibwezi zone. Purposive sampling was used to select location of the study while stratified random sampling and simple random techniques were used to select categories of schools and lower primary school teachers to be involved in the study. The sample comprised of all lower primary school pupils in the sampled schools. Data was collected using questionnaires and observation schedules. Content validity was used to ensure validity of the instruments. Test- retest method was used to evaluate reliability of the instruments. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results showed that lower primary school classroom environment in Kibwezi zone were not conducive for pupils to learn Social studies effectively. Availability and use of physical facilities in social studies was below average and pupils scrambled to use the little available resources. Pupils’ performance in social studies was below average. It was recommended that parents be sensitized to participate in forums which could help primary schools get funded for teaching/learning materials and facilities such as CDF and county Government. It was also recommended that MOEST/Government should increase the Free Primary education funds to facilitate building and buying of school materials and facilities. Keywords: Classroom environment, Pupils performance, lower-Primary Schools, conducive classroom, school practice, learning environment, social studies, knowledge, skills, attitude, Kenya, library, resting rooms, playgrounden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassroom environmenten_US
dc.subjectPupils performanceen_US
dc.subjectLower-Primary Schoolsen_US
dc.subjectConducive classroomen_US
dc.subjectSchool practiceen_US
dc.subjectLearning environmenten_US
dc.subjectSocial studiesen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectSkillsen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectLibraryen_US
dc.subjectResting roomsen_US
dc.subjectPlaygrounden_US
dc.titlePhysical facilities and strategies used by teachers to improve pupils’ performance in social studies in Makueni County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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