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Title: Factors Influencing Student Performance in Biology in KCSE in Day Secondary Schools of Kisumu West District.
Authors: Joshua Otieno, Omondi
Keywords: Student’s Performance
Kisumu West District
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Kampala International University, bachelors degree of science with education
Abstract: The general observation was that the performance of day secondary schools in KCSE Biology was comparatively poorer than boarding secondary schools. This study, therefore aimed at carrying out an in-depth study of the various factors affecting student performance in the KCSE Biology examination in Kisumu West District. The general hypothesis was that there is significant relationship between various school and home variables and student performance in day secondary schools. The theoretical framework used in the study was that of Production Function Theory of education used to explain the relationship between various inputs and outputs and how the input variables interact to influence educational output. The study population was 22 day secondary schools in Kisumu West District. Simple random sampling technique was used to get a sample of 8 schools representing 30% of the target population. Data was collected from biology teachers and students. Data collection instruments were questionnaires, interviews, document analysis and physical observation. Questionnaires were open - ended and closed - ended. Interviews were conduced to enable clarification for responses given. Document analysis was done on the previous KCSE results of schools visited. Physical observation of facilities was conducted to get a true picture of the learning conditions in these schools.
Description: A Research Project Submitted To Institute Of Open and Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Science) Of Kampala International University
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