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Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT ON PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PERFOMANCE IN LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES IN KURESOI DISTRICT NAKURU COUNTY
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This study, using descriptive survey research design, assessed the influence of class
management on the performance of pre-schoolers in language learning. Specifically the study
sought to explain the aspects of class management that contributed towards enhanced
performance of learner’s language skills. In this regard the study examined use of teaching
resources, instructional approaches, and the use of space as elements of class management that

Resource Name: EFFECT OF HIV/AIDS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KIJABE MISSION CENTRE, KIJABE LOCATION, KIAMBU COUNTY, KENYA.
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The effect of HIV/AIDS of pre-school children in Kijabe Mission Centre, Kijabe
location, Kiambu County, Kenya. The research adopted a case study design targeting a  
population of 90 children, 18 parents and 15 teachers. The Centre has three pre-schools
both public and private. The researcher employed purposive sampling technique. The
data was then analyzed using percentages, pie charts, tables, bar graphs and frequency

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN IN KANGETA DIVISION, MERU COUNTY, KENYA
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Parents of preschool children are often faced with unique challenges that hinder them from meeting
the learners’ needs. These  include; insufficient time, job type, home rules, level of education, order
of priority, set home environment, opinion to voluntary work at school, time taken to respond  to
school activities,  buying instructional  materials, attending parents meetings, conferences, sports
,academic clinic day, and discussing the academic progress of the child. If the above needs are not

Resource Name: PLAY MATERIALS AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE ACTIVITY IN GATURI DIVISION, MURANG’A COUNTY
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The study sought to find out how play materials affect pre-school children’s
performance in science activities in Gaturi Division, Murang’a County. The study
employed the quasi experimental design. Data was collected by use of questionnaire;
interview schedules and an observation schedule. Data was analyzed using
descriptive statistics and inferential statistics and thereafter presented by use of
statistical means. The results were subjected to statistical tests which entailed chi-

Resource Name: IMPACT OF THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANT ON PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS MOTIVATION. BUNGOMA NORTH DISTRICT KENYA
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Resource Name: AN ASSESSEMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MATHEMATICS ALTERNATIVE B CURRICULUM IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EMBAKASI DISTRICT, KENYA
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Resource Name: An Evaluation of the Impact of Community Support Grants on the Development of Early Childhood Education, In Kiambu District, Kenya
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A key objective of Sessional Paper no. 1 of 2005 entitled, ‘Policy Framework for Education, Training and
Research’ is to enhance access, equity and quality of education at all levels by 2010. The government is
committed in enhancing this by provision of Community Support Grant to some selected ECDE centres
across the country. CSG a KESSP programme was scheduled to run from 2005-2010. Since the year this
study was carried was 2010 it was therefore urgent to find out the success and challenges of CSG project

Resource Name: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REWARDS AND PUNISHMENT IN PROMOTING DISCIPLINE IN PRESCHOOLS IN CHOGORIA ZONE, MAARA DISTRICT OF EASTERN KENYA.
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This study involved a survey which undertook to find out the effectiveness of rewards
and punishment in promoting discipline in preschools in Chogoria zone of Maara district,
Eastern Kenya. The specific objectives included establishing the influence of rewards on
children’s respect for school rules as well as class attendance. They also included finding
out the influence of punishment on respect for school property and deviant behavior.
 

Resource Name: ASSESSING READING TO LEARN LITERACY INTERVENTION OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME ON LOWER PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS‟ LITERACY SKILLS IN KWALE DISTRICT
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The purpose of this study was to assess reading to learn literacy intervention on lower primary
pupils‟ literacy skills in Kwale District.  The  specific  study objectives included;  assessing  the
extent of application of „reading to learn literacy intervention‟ in daily learning and teaching of
lower primary schools with Rtl programme in Kwale District. To establish how reading to learn
literacy intervention has contributed to literate environment of  lower primary schools in Kwale

Resource Name: CHALLENGES FACED BY CLASS ONE CHILDREN IN LEARNING KISWAHILI IN NGONG DIVISION, KAJIADO NORTH DISTRICT
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This study looked into the challenges faced by class one children of public schools in learning Kiswahili in
Ngong Division, Kajiado North District. Several researches in learning languages have been carried out in
developed countries. Language is basic to all communication between one person and another world over. In
Ngong Division Kiswahili is a second language thus  there was a need for a research of this kind. The
purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by class one children in learning Kiswahili

Resource Name: Chemi Chemi Wireless Network(WIFI)
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Resource Name: COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM APPROACH AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN MERU MUNICIPALITY, KENYA
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This study sought to explore the relationship between collaborative classroom
approach and social emotional development of preBschool children in Meru
Municipality. Specifically, the study sought to examine if coBoperative learning
influenced social emotional development of preBschool children, determine whether
there was a relationship between peer tutoring and social emotional development of
preBschool children, determine if there was a relationship between the role of the

Resource Name: DETERMINANTS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN KAMUKUNJI DISTRICT, KENYA
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Resource Name: EFFECT OF NUTRITION ON PARTICIPATION OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KIRIMARA ZONE
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Resource Name: EFFECT OF TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS ON THE ACQUISITION OF NUMBER WORK SKILLS BY PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN UGUNJA DISTRICT, SIAYA COUNTY, KENYA.
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The purpose of this was to investigate the influence of teacher characteristics on
children’s acquisition of number work skills in Ugunja District. The study used
questionnaires, documentary analysis and observation checklist to collect data. The
population for the study comprises of 36 teachers out of 120 of the sampled schools from
a population of 60 schools. The study used expost facto research design. The data was
analyzed using descriptive statistics which involved tabulation of data into tables, and

Resource Name: EFFECT OF USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ON LEARNER PARTICIPATION IN SCIENCE CLASSROOM IN PRESCHOOL IN KIINE ZONE KIRINYAGA COUNTY KENYA
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Participation involves working with a partner or in a small group and
brainstorming in order to create a stimulating learning environment. The role of
instructional materials is to glue information into learners mind as what is seen is
understood more than what is heard. During the formative years, learners add
increasing qualities of knowledge to what is already learnt through explorations as
they grow and expand horizon on the quality of content mastered.  To widen

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF MANIPULATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES ON CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE IN NUMBER RECOGNITION IN LIKUYANI DISTRICT, KAKAMEGA COUNTY, IN KENYA
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The study  set out to establish whether manipulative learning resources influenced
children performance during their learning of number recognition. A quasi experimental
research design was used. Data was collected through  questionnaires for teachers  an
observation schedule in the class and pretest and  posttest  for the children in the
participating schools.   Data was presented in  tables,  line graphs and bar graphs. Data

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ON MANAGEMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN BAHATI DIVISION NAKURU COUNTY
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This study sought to examine the effects of principles of corporate governance on
management of early childhood education (ECE) in Bahati Division Nakuru County,
Kenya. These were necessitated by the desire to establish whether schools are applying
principles of corporate governance in managing school affairs. Proper application of
corporate principals enables achievement of stated  goals in management of ECE. The
study draws a correlation between adoption of principals of corporate governance and

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN PRESCHOOLS IN NYANDARUA WEST DISTRICT, KENYA
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The central problem in this  study was to establish  the effects of teacher characteristics
on classroom management (CM) in preschools in Nyandarua West district, Kenya.  
Research objectives and questions were formulated to guide the study.  The key terms
used in the study were defined.  The review of the related literature  outlined  pupils’
discipline, teacher characteristics and CM.   The study  also  outlined  teacher

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS ON THE CLASSROOM CLIMATE OF PRESCHOOLS IN ONGATA RONGAI ZONE, KAJIADO NORTH DISTRICT, KENYA
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A positive classroom climate fosters holistic growth in the children since they experience
the classroom as not just an intellectual space, but also as a social, emotional, and physical
environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of teacher characteristics on
the classroom climate of preschools in Ongata Rongai zone, Kajiado North District, Kenya. The
study adopted a descriptive survey design to explore how teacher qualifications, experience,

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF TEACHER RELATED FACTORS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATED KISWAHILI CURRICULUM IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS INNKUENE DIVISION, IMENTI SOUTH DISTRICT, KENYA
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The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of teacher- related factors on the
implementation of integrated Kiswahili curriculum in public secondary schools in
Nkuene division. The main objectives of the study were; to establish the effects of
teacher’s pre- service and in-service training on implementation of Integrated Kiswahili
curriculum the effects of teaching experience on
implementation of integrated Kiswahili curriculum. The effects of teacher’s experience

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF TEACHERS’ EFFICACY IN HANDLING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES ON LANGUAGE ACHIEVEMENT OF PRE-SCHOLARS IN KAJIADO NORTH COUNTY, KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of  teacher‟s  efficacy in handling
individual differences on English achievement of pre scholars in Kajiado North County,
Kenya.  The  following were the  objectives of the study:  examine whether teacher‟s
characteristics such as teaching experience, academic and professional qualifications

Resource Name: EFFECTS OF TELEVISION VIEWING ON LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NAIROBI WEST DISTRICT.
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Resource Name: EFFECTS OF WIDOW INHERITANCE ON CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN UGENYA DISTRICT- SIAYA COUNTY, KENYA.
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The right to education is an alienable right based  on the theory of naturalism and
universalism.  It is defined as the universal access to free and compulsory primary
education, universal availability and accessibility of secondary education and equal
access to higher education in Kenya is every human’s right.  Nonetheless cultural
dispensations such as Widow Inheritance (WI), undermines the realization and
implementation of this universal concept.  WI curtails widow:  marital decisions,

Resource Name: FACTORS HINDERING OUTDOOR PLAY IN PRESCHOOLS IN MAKADARA DISTRICT – NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA
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The problem of this study is that despite the government of the Republic of Kenya
providing pre-school education, learning through play by learners (in this education sub
sector) has been dismally below expectation. Not only is play rarely used in public pre-
schools but the quality of play activities has often been hindered by many factors. The
haphazard implementation of government policies on  pre-school education, the role of

Resource Name: FACTORS INFLUENCING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRE SCHOOL CENTRES IN MAKUENI COUNTY, KENYA
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The study  examined  the factors influencing community participation in the
development of preschool centres and education in Makueni County. The study
investigated the impact of economic status, Community literacy level and
community awareness towards the establishment and development of preschool
centres and programmes. The study investigated the headteachers, preschool
teachers, parents and preschool children in relation to their level of participation

Resource Name: FACTORS INFLUENCING FEMALE TEACHERS ASCEND TO HEADSHIP POSITION IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN LOITOKITOK DISTRICT, KAJIADO COUNTY, KENYA
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Resource Name: FACTORS INFLUENCING PARENTS’ INVOLVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN KATHONZWENI DISTRICT
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The study sought to establish the factors that influence the parents’ involvement in early
childhood education in Kathonzweni district.   The purpose of the study was to establish factors
that influence parents’ involvement in the children’s academic achievement in early childhood
education in Kathonzweni district.   The study was set under the following research questions:
what is the influence of parents’ poverty level, marital status, literacy level and cultural beliefs

Resource Name: FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHER ATTRITION AT PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MBOONI EAST DISTRICT, KENYA
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Teacher attrition is a component of teacher turnover and in this study it means the permanent loss
of teachers from the teaching service. National statistics indicates that 10,000 teachers are lost
annually due to various reasons ranging from resignations, assignment of non-teaching job in
other ministries and other quit to join the private sector.  Currently more than 75,000 teachers are
needed in secondary schools to replace those lost and to cater for the increasing student

Resource Name: FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF SCIENCE SUBJECTS IN KENYA’S SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF LANGATA HIGH SCHOOL IN NAIROBI COUNTY
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Students in Kenya’s secondary schools have been often faced with the problem of indecision
when they are about to choose the science subjects in their third form of the secondary school
education. With good background, students still need to develop themselves on the subject areas
they are keenly interested in and particularly that they have potentiality for.  The overall aim of
this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the factors influencing the choice of science

Resource Name: HEADTEACHERS’ AND INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NYAMIRA DISTRICT, KENYA
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Despite the measures and efforts put in place to enhance good academic results, gaps
have been identified; student’s performance in KCSE in Nyamira District is still
wanting. This poor performance diminishes students’ opportunity for future job
placement and at the same time reduces their chances of meaningful participation in
national development. It is in the light of this background that the researcher intends
to identify the headteachers and institutional factors that may be influencing the

Resource Name: IMPACT OF ADOPTION OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN PRESCHOOLS IN KAYOLE, NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA
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Knell (2006) and Cadbury (1992) present corporate governance as systems, structured
processes, defined policies and institutions that influence the way an institution is
directed, administered or controlled. It includes relationships among principal players
such as shareholders, management and the board of directors while recognizing the
goals for which the corporation is governed and relationships among other

Resource Name: IMPACT OF ADOPTION OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN PRESCHOOLS IN KAYOLE, NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA
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This study aimed at  assessing the practice of corporate governance in financial
management  in preschools. In addition,  it was also aimed  at finding out the underlying
reasons of most frequently stated issues of implementation from the corporate governance
practice perspectives.
The study assessed the adoption of corporate governance on financial management in
preschools in Kayole Nairobi County.
In this study, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The quantitative data

Resource Name: Impact of Children’s Own Investigations on Performance in Pre-School Science Activities in East Division of Isiolo District, Kenya
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Resource Name: IMPACT OF FLASHCARDS ON PRESCHOOL LEARNERS’ ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRE-READING SKILLS IN KAPKESOSIO ZONE, BOMET COUNTY
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The purpose of the study was to establish the impact of flashcards on pre-school
learner’s acquisition of English pre-reading skills in Kapkesosio zone, Bomet County.
The objectives of the study were; to establish if types of flashcards influence acquisition
of pre-reading skills, to determine if frequency of using flashcards influence preschool
learners acquisition of pre-reading skills  and  to establish if display of flashcards

Resource Name: IMPACT OF PARENTAL ALCOHOL ABUSE ON ENROLMENT OF PRESCHOOLARS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (ECDE) CENTRES IN KIHARU DIVISION, MURANG’A DISTRICT
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Alcohol is the oldest and most commonly abused drug in the world. It is a psychoactive
substance but society has allowed its use by the public either socially or for medication.    
The consequences of alcohol abuse are significant not only in terms of adverse health effects
and health care costs but also in terms of lost earnings and decreased productivity. This study
focused on the consequences of alcohol abuse on the enrollment of preschool in early

Resource Name: IMPACT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION IN SCIENCE ACTIVITIES IN KAYOLE DIVISION, EMBAKASI, (NAIROBI COUNTY)
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Parental involvement on their children’s participation in Science activities has been a
major debate and a serious concern among educationists and curriculum developers all
over the world for many years. However, it was not given the empirical value and due
attention until recently. This is because parents for a very long time did not see the need
for their involvement in their children’s school activities. It is for this reason even today
that many parents continue delegate all responsibilities of schooling children to teachers.

Resource Name: IMPACT OF REFLECTIVE TEACHING ON PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE ACTIVITIES IN IVETI DIVISION, KATHIANI SUB-COUNTY, MACHAKOS COUNTY IN KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of reflective teaching on
pre-schools children’s performance in science activities in Iveti division,
Machakos County. The study used quasi experimental research design focusing on
eight pre-schools, four in the experimental group and the other four (4) in the
control group.  This study targeted two hundred and seventy (270) pre-school
children. The pre-school children were assessed before and after two weeks of

Resource Name: IMPACT OF SUPERVISION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN SELECTED PUBLIC PRE-SCHOOLS IN LANG’ATA DISTRICT, NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was  to investigate the impact of supervisory activities on
the implementation of early childhood education curriculum in public pre-school in
Langata District. The  study targeted 8  public preschool the sample comprised of 4
divisions in the district, 4  divisional QASOs, 3 DICECE  officers, all  primary  head
teachers  and preschool teachers in  the sampled  schools. The  research proposal was

Resource Name: Impact of the Pre-School Programme on Mathematics Performance in Lower Primary Schools of the Makuyu Zone, Murang’a South District
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the pre-school mathematics
programme on mathematics performance in the Lower Primary Schools of the Makuyu Zone,
Murang’a South District.  The difficulties and problems hindering good performance in
mathematics by Lower Primary school children in the Makuyu Zone seemed to emanate from
some parents’ tendency to ignore taking their children for pre-school education.  The effect of

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF ACTIVITIES ON PERFOMANCE OF LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES IN PRE-SCHOOLS IN NDEIYA DIVISION, KIAMBU COUNTY.
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of learning activities on performance in language
activities in Ndeiya Division, Kiambu County.
The population included 30 preschools in the division.
The study used questionnaire schedules. Findings revealed that activities influenced the performance of
language  activities done in language lessons. Findings also revealed that children participated in language
activities done. These activities included oral, reading and writing.

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF FAMILY BACKGROUND ON PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCEIN ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN ONGATA RONGAI ZONE, KAJIADO NORTH DISTRICT, KAJIADO COUNTY, KENYA
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This study sought to examine the influence of family background on pre-school
children’s performance in English language in Ongata Rongai zone, Kajiado north
district, Kajiado County in Kenya. These were necessitated by the desire to establish
whether family dynamics could be a reason to the bad academic performance in English
Language. Performance will entail the scores in the English Language. The study was
guided by the following objectives; to determine the relationship between the family

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF HEAD TEACHERS’ LEADERSHIP STYLES ON PUPILS’ DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN LIKONI DIVISION, KENYA
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This study aimed at investigating in influence of head teachers’ leadership styles on pupils’
discipline in public primary schools in Likoni Division, Kenya. The problem of indiscipline in
schools has been widely been reported allover the country. One of the most affected regions in
the Country has been Coastal province. The study had four objectives; To identify common 
types of discipline  problems in public primary schools in Likoni Division,  Kenya, to examine

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF IMMEDIATE PRESCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION IN PUBLIC PRESCHOOLS IN MIRANGINE DISTRICT, NYANDARUA COUNTY, KENYA
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The purpose of this study was to investigate influence of immediate preschool
enrolment on curriculum implementation in public preschools in Mirangine district,
Nyandarua County. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. These
included investigation on  parent’s  role in preschool curriculum in Mirangine district
Nyandarua  County. The research also examined the preschool  teacher’s  role in the

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF CLASS 8 PUPILS’ IN SUBUKIA DISTRICT, KENYA
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In this study, descriptive survey design was carried out with the aim of investigating the
Influence of Institutional Characteristics on Academic Achievement of Class 8 Pupils in
Subukia district. The study sought to determine the influence of school physical facilities
on academic achievement of class 8 pupils to establish the influence of assessment on
academic achievement of class 8 pupils,  to determine the influence of teacher pupil ratio
on academic achievement of class 8 pupils, to determine the influence of school type on

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF INTERACTIVE TEACHING METHODS ON ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS AMONG PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, IN NYANG’OMA ZONE, MUHORONI DISTRICT, KENYA
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The place of mathematics in the curriculum and the  achievement of the children
studying it have been identified as needing special attention. Mathematics is widely
recognized by pupils, parents and teachers to be the important qualification for
employment or for further studies. Many teachers teach mathematics without knowing
enough about the subject or about the current ideas of teaching it. The purpose of this
study was to investigate the influence of interactive teaching methods on pre-school

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF MATERIAL AND SOCIAL REINFORCERS ON MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE IN PRE-SCHOOLS IN MIRANGINE DISTRICT, KENYA.
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Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) News letters 2005-2009 indicates that
mathematics has been interchanging the last position (5) with the second last. Candidates sit
for five papers; Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies and Kiswahili. The mean
standard scores for five subjects in the five years were 39.43,42.72,42.92,43.11 and 44.96
Mathematics, Social studies, Kiswahili, English and Science respectively. From the data it
can be realized that apart from being the poorest subjects in performance, it is the only

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NAIVASHA CENTRAL ZONE, KENYA
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This study is set out to establish the factors which affect the nutritional status of the
pre-school children in Naivasha Central zone in Naivasha District.  The study
targeted 108 respondents. This involved 20 schools teachers, 40 parents and 48 pre-
school children. The zone was chosen because the pre-school children here
expressed most profound signs of diverse nutritional levels. Through self
administered questionnaires and oral interviews, the study elicited views on the

Resource Name: 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

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KAYOLE ZONE, NAIROBI COUNTY
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A school feeding program is essential to provide a balanced diet to ECD children which
would in turn enable the children to increase their attention span hence better academic
achievement in this study. It was hypothesized that school feeding program has an impact on
the success academic achievement at ECDE level. The school feeding program is a crucial
component in the development of a holistic child. Nutrition and health are powerful

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD ON PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN KIRINYAGA DISTRICT: A CASE STUDY OF MWEA DIVISION
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This study intended to investigate the  Influence of Single Parenthood on Pre-School
Children's Academic Performance in Kirinyaga district and the influence of the following
variables; risk and protective factors, absence of a father and mothers’ employment were
the basis of the study objective and questions for  the study  on the  influences of single
parenthood on pre-school children's academic performance. The study adopted a

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OFFICE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF WOMEN’S GROUP PROJECTS IN KATULANI DISTRICT, KITUI COUNTY, KENYA
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The study aimed at assessing the influence of social organization office on successful completion of
women’s group projects in Katulani district, Kitui County, Kenya. This study was designed to fulfill
five objectives: influence of characteristics of women’s group on completion of the groups’ projects,
influence of presence of social organizations office on women’s group project completion, influence
of role of social organization’s office in community development on women’s group project

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS ON MOTIVATION OF PRE- SCHOOL CHILDREN IN LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN STAREHE DISTRICT IN NAIROBI COUNTY
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The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of teachers’ characteristics on
motivation of preschool children in learning the English language in Starehe District
Nairobi County. The study was guided by the following objectives: establish the effects
of teacher’s experience; investigate the impact of teacher’s attitude, determine the impact
of teacher’s pragmatism and evaluate the effects of teacher’s flexibility on motivation of

Resource Name: INFLUENCE OF TELEVISION VIEWING AND VIDEO GAME PLAY ON PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MBOONI ZONE OF MAKUENI COUNTY.
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In the recent past, the media, especially TV and video games, has been of great concern to all
parents and stakeholders in the education sector. This study was carried out in Mboonizone of
Makueni county. It sought to establish the influence of TV viewing and video game play on
children’s cognitive development in the zone. Finding out the types of TV programmes and video
games children watch and play, the frequency and amount of time spent watching TV and/ or

Resource Name: INSTITUTIONAL AND HEADTEACHER CHARACTERISTICS INFLUENCING MANAGEMENT OF STUDENT WELFARE SERVICES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KINANGO DISTRICT, KENYA
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of
institutional and head teachers characteristics factors on management of
student welfare services in public secondary schools in kinango District.
The findings were aligned to research objectives of determining the
extent to which school head teacher manage student welfare services. The
extent to which the availability of physical facilities influence head teachers
management of student welfare, determine the influence of parental financial

Resource Name: INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING MOTIVATION AMONG TEACHERS IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KIRINYAGA WEST DISTRICT, KENYA
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the institutional factors that affect motivation
among teachers in public primary schools in Kirinyaga West district. Specifically the
study examined how participation in decision making, role conflict, working conditions,
and monetary rewards affects motivation among teachers in public primary schools.
Descriptive survey design was used in this study. The target population for this study
included the 41 public primary schools in Kirinyaga West District with a population of 41

Resource Name: LEADERSHIP STYLE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE MOTIVATION OF PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS IN PUBLIC PRE-SCHOOLS IN EMBU NORTH DISTRICT, EMBU COUNTY, KENYA
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The purpose of this study was to investigate how  the head  teachers’  leadership styles
influence  motivation of pre-school teachers  in public pre-schools  in Embu North
District. The study’s objectives were to determine, examine and assess how Autocratic
(Authoritarian), Democratic (Participatory),  Laissez faire (Free reign)  and
Transformational (Charismatic) leadership styles  influence motivation of pre-school

Resource Name: LEVEL OF TEACHERS’ EFFICIENCY IN WORK PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN WAJIR- NORTH DISTRICT- KENYA.
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Teachers play a vital role in the implementation of the education plans at school level.
This role is sometimes challenged by the level of teachers’ efficiency in work
performance where the educational resources are scarce. Teachers face challenges of
the optimal use of the available resources in the production of maximum output.
The purpose of the study was to  determine  teachers’ efficiency  level  in the work
performance in public secondary schools in Wajir north district, Kenya. The study was

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Resource Name: PARENTS’ INFLUENCE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN MIRIGA MIERU WEST DIVISION OF IMENTI NORTH DISTRICT
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The purpose of this study was to discover parents’ influence on the performance of pre-school
children in Miriga Mieru West Division of Imenti North District. The objective of the study
included finding out the common child-rearing practices during early childhood by parents,
economic status of parents of early childhood learners, home environment for early childhood
learners in public pre-schools and, finally, early  childhood development parents’ level of

Resource Name: PARTICIPATION OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN IN LOWER PRIMARY EDUCATION IN MURANG’A EAST SUB- COUNTY, MURANG’A COUNTY
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The study sought to find out the factors influencing the participation of
mentally retarded children in lower primary schools in Murang’a East Sub-county,
Murang’a County. The objectives that guided the study were distance, policy
framework, school environment and parental economical status. The target population
for the study was the parents with mentally retarded children, teachers handling the
MR children and MR children aged below 12 years. The respondents were 350 in

Resource Name: SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE PRE- SCHOOL CHILDREN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN KAPLONG ZONE BOMET COUNTY.
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This study sought to establish the relationship between the school feeding programme and
the pre-school academic performance. It tried to find out whether the quantity, quality and
frequency of food provided to the pre-school children influence the educational outcomes
of the pre-school children.
This study was carried out in pre-schools that provide school feeding programme win
Kaplong  Zone. The study employed survey research design whereby both the qualitative

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Resource Name: STRATEGIES TEACHERS EMPLOY IN ASSESSING CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN NAIROBI WEST DISTRICT, NAIROBI PROVINCE, KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was to identify the strategies employed by preschool teachers to assess
the academic achievement of their pupils in Nairobi West District. The objectives of this study
were to identify the assessment strategies adopted by preschool teachers, establish the influence
of assessment strategies in enhancing learning and  establish the characteristics of these
assessment strategies in enhancing learning in preschools.  The study employed mixed methods

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Resource Name: TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS AND PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT IN NUMBER WORK IN IMENTI NORTH DISTRICT, MERU COUNTY
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According to Indimuli (1986), mathematics is one of the most useful subjects taught  
in  schools and while most people, including parents teachers and children appreciate
the essential role of mathematics in everyday activities, it remain one of the most
disliked and poorly performed subject in the country. Statistics released by the
Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality

Resource Name: TEACHER RELATED FACTORS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SCIENCE ACTIVITIES IN PRESCHOOLS IN NAIROBI COUNTY
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The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher related factors in the
implementation of science activities in pre-schools in Nairobi County. A descriptive
research design was used to conduct the study. The  study sought to investigate how
teacher’s related factors such as professional and  academic qualification, teaching
strategies and teacher’s attitude influence implementation of science activity curriculum
in Early Childhood Education Centres in Nairobi County.  Descriptive survey method

Resource Name: TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON HOW SELECTED SCHOOL FACTORS AFFECT LEARNING IN PRE-SCHOOLS IN MERU SOUTH DISTRICT, THARAKA NITHI COUNTY, KENYA
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The objective of early childhood program is to build a strong foundation for cognitive,
socio-emotional and health development through learning that will enable children to
maximize their learning potential upon entering primary school.  However, concerns have
been raised regarding the learning in public early childhood centres in Kenya. The goal of
this study was to determine teachers’ perceptions on how selected school factors affect
learning in early childhood centres. The study utilized descriptive survey research design.

Resource Name: THE EFFECT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA ON PERFORMANCE IN LANGUAGE ACTIVITY AMONG PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NYAHARWA ZONESIAYA COUNTY,KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Instructional Media on
performance in language activity skills among pre-school children in Nyaharwa zone in
Siaya County.
The objectives of this study were to establish the effect of Instructional Media on
performance in the three language activity skills for instance oral, reading and writing.  
Finally the effect of teacher’s knowledge on Instructional Media on performance in
language activity skills.

Resource Name: THE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN TIRIKI EAST DIVISION, HAMISI DISTRICT
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This study looked into the effects of television on academic performance and social behaviour of
pre-school children in Tiriki East Division, Hamisi District. Several researches on television
viewer ship have been carried out in developed countries. Here in Kenya pre-school children
have access to television in many places. Thus there was a need for a research of this kind. The
purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of television on academic performance and

Resource Name: THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANT ON ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THARAKA DISTRICT
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This study investigated impact of community support grant on access to ECDE in Tharaka
District, in Eastern province, Kenya.  The objectives that guided the study were to
determine the level of access and quality of Early Childhood Development and Education
following implementation of community support grant in Tharaka District, determine
challenges facing the implementation of community support grant and to determine
effective strategies to remedy the challenges facing the implementation of community

Resource Name: THE IMPACT OF INQUIRY-BASED APPROACH ON ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS AMONG PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NGONG DIVISION, KAJIADO COUNTY, KENYA.
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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of inquiry-based
approach on preschool children’s achievement in mathematics in Ngong
Division, Kajiado County, Kenya. In essence, the study sought to establish
whether inquiry-based approach affect pre-school children’s acquisition of
mathematics process skills, the effect of manipulative materials on mastery of
number value; the effect of inquiry-based approach on preschoolers’ ability to

Resource Name: THE INFLUENCE OF SIBLING PRESENCE ON LANGUAGE ACQUISITION OF YOUNG CHILDREN IN FAMILIES IN RACHUONYO DISTRICT, HOMABAY COUNTY
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Although the investigation of child development, in general, has a long and varied
tradition, researchers have primarily been interested in either the child alone or the
interaction of the child with the mother. Children, however, rarely live alone with
their mother. The focus of this study, however, is based on the influence of sibling
presence on language acquisition of young children in families’. Using 81 selected
schools and 100 families this research sought to determine the following

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E - Learning Portal is available for registered Students. The portal has materials that enable Learning Support  It also has the ability to provide full E - Learning Services

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Pursuant to Section 7 of the University of Nairobi Act , the University of Nairobi formulated its IP Policy to guide its management, teaching staff, students and associates concerning the development, ownership, management and marketing of intellectual property.

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The policy was formally approved by the University of Nairobi Council in 2006 and positions of the Intellectual Property Coordinator and the Intellectual Property Management Officer were substantively appointed in March 2007 and July 2008 respectively.

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