Availability acquisition and utiliation of Art and Craft resources in Embu Municipality Schools
Mugambi, Lucy Ruguru
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Teaching learning resources are instrumental in motivating both learners and the teachers. Art and craft teaching and learning resources have been a major problem in most primary schools in Kenya Since Art/craft is a practical subject it helps the children to express their feelings in socially acceptable ways hence creating a much happier school environment. Therefore a lot of emphasis should be given to this subject. However without the necessary teaching and learning resources, the teaching of this subject cannot be effective. Instructional resources enhance understanding and retention of content. Therefore the researcher has sought to investigate their availability and use in primary schools in Embu Municipality. A questionnaire with closed-ended and open-ended items wasused to gather data. Also there was use of an interview schedule. The data is later analysed by use of frequency tables and percentages. The results indicate that there is inadequacy of Art/craft teaching learning resources in Embu Municipality. The available teaching learning resources are not properly used an d maintained du e to lack of skilled man power in the field of Art/craft. Based on the study the researcher has recommend. Refresher courses and Art and Craft workshops for the Art/Craft teachers in the field. The learning resource centers and teacher advisory centers should be made more useful to the teachers.