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Influence of Headteachers on Teachers' Motivation. Effects on Academic Achievements of Pupils in Public Primary Schools in Busia West Sub-County

by Dr. Joshua Gichaba Manduku (Author) Edwin Maritim (Author) Hellen Kesui (Author) Stephen Kisang Kirui (Author)

Academic Paper 2017 17 Pages

Pedagogy - The Teacher, Educational Leadership

Summary

The objectives of the study were to identify various ways in which head teachers influenced staff morale of teachers in public primary schools in Busia West Sub-County. The expectancy theory of motivation by Victor Vroom was adopted for this study. A conceptual framework that illustrates the relationship between the main variables of the study was also developed. A descriptive survey research design was utilized in this study. The study employed an eclectic research methodology or the quantitative and qualitative mixed methods approach with interviews being discussed qualitatively to support or dispute the findings from the questionnaires and document analysis. The target population was drawn from 15 County Education Officers, 83 schools, 83 head teachers and 562 teachers. Fifteen schools and all their head teachers, 160 teachers and 5 education officers were sampled for the study.

The number of teachers per school was obtained using proportionate random sampling while the head teachers were sampled purposively. The researcher used questionnaires, interviews and document analysis and observation checklists as tools for collecting data. Pilot survey was carried out in Kembu Zone in Bomet West Sub County. The study findings revealed that: Teaching and learning materials especially teaching aids were unavailable, classrooms were not conducive for teaching and learning and meals were not provided to teachers in their schools; Head teachers did not reward their teachers when they performed well, neither did they give their teachers trips. Merit certificates were also not given to the teachers once students excelled in their subjects. Cash awards were not also given to teachers once their students did well. Teachers were also not promoted to the next grade once students excelled in their subjects.

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Pages
17
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668536081
ISBN (Book)
9783668536098
File size
567 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v374530
Institution / College
University of Kabianga
Grade
14
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influence headteachers teachers motivation effects academic achievements pupils public primary schools busia west sub-county

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