Improving mathematics instruction for girls


Term Paper, 2010

37 Pages, Grade: A


Excerpt

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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons behind poor performance of a girl child
in mathematics in selected schools.
The specific objectives of the study were to investigate some reasons behind poor performance
of a girl child in mathematics.
The methods used of data collection include questionnaires and interview guides to gather
information on the academic performance in mathematics. Others were original computer
printouts for the results of the students in the specified years of study.
The research study recommended that the government should have a policy in place that
encourages retaining teachers in upcountry schools, where the government should introduce
upcountry allowances in the remunerations scheme of mathematics teachers. Another
recommendation made was that, enhanced assessment and monitoring of the teaching processes
by quality assurors to provide the needed advice and guidance in leaders among other
recommendations.

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Table of Contents
Abstract ... 2
Table of Contents ... 3
List of Figures ... 5
List of Tables ... 6
Abbreviations ... 7
CHAPTER ONE ... 8
Introduction ... 8
Background of the study ... 8
1.1 Problem Statement ... 9
1.2 General Objectives of the study ... 9
1.3 Specific Objectives of the study ... 10
1.4 Research Questions... 10
1.5 Scope of the study ... 10
1.6 Significance of the study ... 10
CHAPTER TWO ... 12
Literature Review ... 12
2.0 Introduction ... 12
CHAPTER THREE ... 15
Methodology ... 15
3.0 Introduction ... 15
3.1 Research Design ... 15
3.2 Environment ... 15
3.3 Instruments ... 15
3.4 Data Collection procedures ... 15
3.5 Statistical Treatment of Data ... 16
CHAPTER FOUR ... 17

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Data Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation ... 17
4.0 Discipline in schools and academic performance of mathematics by girls ... 17
4.1 Quality of teachers and academic performance in mathematics by girls ... 21
4.2 Facilities in school and academic performance in mathematics ... 25
CHAPTER FIVE ... 28
Summary, Conclusion and recommendations ... 28
5.0 Introduction ... 28
5.1 Summary ... 28
5.1.1 Quality of mathematics teachers and academic performance in mathematic ... 28
5.1.2 Facilities in schools and academic performance in mathematics ... 29
5.2 Conclusions ... 29
5.3 Recommendations ... 29
REFERENCE ... 31
APPENDICES ... 32
Questionnaires ... 32
Interview guide for headteachers ... 37

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List of Figures
Figure I: The level of discipline in the school... 11
Figure II: Level of academic performance in mathematics by girls in the school ... 13
Figure III: Rating of adequacy of facilities for mathematics in schools... 20

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List of Tables
Table I: The level of discipline in the school ... 11
Table II A: Level of academic performance in mathematics by girls in the school ... 12
Table II B: Comments by respondents on performance of girls in mathematics... 12
Table III: Combing table I and II the results are as follows... 14
Table IV: Types of indiscipline in schools... 15
Table VI: Qualification of mathematics teachers... 16
Table VII: Experience of mathematics teachers... 16
Table VIII: Students rating of mathematics teachers' performance... 18
Table IX: Rating of adequacy of facilities for mathematics in schools... . 19

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Abbreviations
GOK
-
Government of Kenya
K.C.S.E.
-
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
KIU
-
Kampala International University
K.N.E.C
-
Kenya National Examination Council
MOE
-
Ministry of Education

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CHAPTER ONE
Introduction
Background of the study
According to the report in the Ministry of education (Kenya Gazette) on attainment of political
independence in (1963), the Government of Kenya (GOK), households and the private sector
collectively endeavored to enhance the development of education in the country. The quick
development of education and training in Kenya was an aftermath of the Sectional Paper No. 10
of (1995) on African Socialism and its Application to Planning in Kenya, which emphasized
fighting ignorance, disease and poverty. It was based on two long-standing concerns that:
(i)
Every Kenyan child, irrespective of gender, religion and ethnicity, has the inalienable
right to access basic welfare provision, including education; and
(ii)
The Government of Kenya (GOK) has an obligation to provide opportunity to all
citizens to fully participate in socio-economic and political development of the
country and also empower the people to improve their welfare (Kenya Gazette
chapter 118).
Development of education since independence has been marked by various changes and
challenges. For nearly four decades therefore, the sector has undergone several reviews by
special commissions and working parties appointed by the government, with the objective of
improving efficiency and effectiveness of the education at large. The important policy question
arising here is: How can the Government of Kenya (GOK) meet the increasing demands for the
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Title
Improving mathematics instruction for girls
College
Kampala International University  (Bachelor of sciences)
Course
BSC
Grade
A
Authors
Year
2010
Pages
37
Catalog Number
V376447
ISBN (eBook)
9783668532311
ISBN (Book)
9783668532328
File size
664 KB
Language
English
Tags
improving, Education development, efficiency and effectiveness of education, mathematics instruction for girls, importance of trained teachers
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Evans Mogoi (Author)Mary Susan Anyiendah (Author), 2010, Improving mathematics instruction for girls, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/376447

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