INFLUENCE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ON MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN LIMURU ZONE, KIAMBU COUNTY

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This study sought to explore the influence of religious education on moral development
of pre-school children in Limuru Zone, Kiambu County.  The study was guided by the
following objectives: to find out whether teachers characteristics influence moral
development of pre-school children,  to find out if teaching methodologies employed in
Religious Education influence moral development of pre-school children, to establish
whether parents attitude towards Religious Education influence moral development of
pre-school children  and to establish if the curriculum content in religious education
influence moral development of pre-school children in Limuru Zone. The study was
based on Kohlberg’s theory of moral development which ascertains that in order for a
child to advance to a more developed level of morality, he or she must develop an
equivalent level of intellectual ability.   The study used descriptive research design.  The
population of the study targeted forty public pre-schools in Limuru zone.  Purposive
sampling method was used to identify the individuals to participate in the study.  Data
was collected using questionnaire, focus group discussions, and documentary analysis
guide and observation schedule.  The d

Author: 
WACHIRA MERCY WANJA
Unit: 
COMMTECH

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