Factors hindering effective management of learning among displaced children in conflict zones: a case of Kakuma refugee camp

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Rop, Naftali Kiplorir
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Kenyatta University
This study aimed specifically at establishing factors that influenced the management of learning among displaced children in conflict zones. The research focused on Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana District a programme provided by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and assisted by United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The population comprised of seven schools, two thousand five hundred pupils, one hundred teachers, four education officers, three programme managers, three security officers and one area chief. The sample comprised of forty-three pupils from classes three and six respectively because the two classes had pupils representing all the seven nationalities where the refugees previously lived. The school which had pupils representing all the seven countries was used, three education officers, two security officers, one area chief and two programme managers. Multi-stage sampling was used in selecting the pupils who participated in the study. Purposive sampling was used in selecting the school that was represented in the sample and the lottery method was used in selecting the teachers. Research design was a descriptive survey study in nature. The pilot study was carried out during the second school term of 2005-calender year. Data were collected using four questionnaires, pupil appraisal tests and observation. The researcher personally collected data from the field. Data collected from each instrument were analyzed individually. The data collected were then entered into the computer using the SPSSX programme and analyzed using basic descriptive statistics.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment for the Award of Degree of Master of Education (special Education) in the school of education, Kenyatta university