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Title: The relationship between instructional procedures and students' performance in secondary school agriculture in Nakuru District
Authors: Omoro, John,Alfred
Keywords: Agriculture
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: Agriculture is the backbone of Kerrya"s economy. ln this light a thorough preparation of agriculture students in Kenyan secondary schools is imperative. Studies indicate that factors that impact on performance of students in agriculture examinations such as planning for teaching, teaching methods and syllabus coverage are not clearly understood at micro-level. These factors therefore ought to be understood for the purpose of evaluating agricultural education curriculum to improve perfomrance. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between instructional procedures and the performance of form three agriculture students in secondary schools of Nakuru District. This study used an ex post- facto research design. The population consisted of fonn three agriculture teachers and students in secondary schools of Nakuru District. Simple random sampling was used toselect a sample of 30 schools from a population of I02 secondary schools offering agriculture. Questionnaires were administered to agriculture teachers while a standardized cognitive test was administered to the students. The questionnaire and the cognitive test were pilot tested in two schools in Kericho District for validation and reliability before actual data collection. Data analysis was done using both inferential and descriptive statistics. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for analysis. To test the five stated hypotheses, chi-square and t-test were employed. All tzsts were computed at or =' 0,05. The findings showed that while preparation of schemes of work and records of work did not necessarily lead to better achievement in the students" cognitive test. preparation of lesson plans had a positive effect on the achievement. Teachers who used theoretica.| methods of teaching, achieved higher mean scores than those who used practical methods.
URI: http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/3260
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