Perception of Teachers of Mathematics Towards Proffesional Development Programs

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THE PERCEPTION OF SECONDARY TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS TOWARDS SMASE-INSET TRAINING .A CASE STUDY OF GEM DISTRICT IN SIAYA COUNTY-KENYA

BY
OKOTH CHRIS PHELIX

SUBMITTED TO:
DR. (MRS) ANNE KISILU.
MR CHARLES NYANDUSI.

A research proposal submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirement for the award of Master of Philosophy Degree in Curriculum Development to the Department of Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media, School of Education .Moi University.

AUGUST, 2010.

THE PERCEPTION OF SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS TOWARDS SMASE-INSET TRAINING .A CASE STUDY OF GEM DISTRICT IN SIAYA COUNTY-KENYA. BY
OKOTH CHRIS PHELIX: ADM NO: ED/MPHIL/7017/09
ABSTRACT

In-service training is a professional development programs that is meant to upgrade a lacking classroom skill, remedial of classroom practices and increasing professional skills by teachers (Daresh and Playko 1985).The purpose of this study is to establish the perception of secondary teachers of mathematics towards Smase-inset training in Gem District Siaya County-Kenya. The objectives of the study are to establishing the impact of Smasse-inset program elements of: content, delivery, evaluation and individual difference practices on the teachers’ perception towards Professional development programs. The study is based on Malcolm Knowles’s (1970) theory of adult learning that presuppose that adult learning needs are not like those of children. A cross sectional survey design and quantitative methodology will be employed by using stratified, convenient and purposive sampling to selected 10 schools, 40 teachers and 6 key informant interviewees from 33 schools, 120 teachers and 20 administrators respectively using Gay (1997) rule of 30% of a population as a sample size. There will be triangulation of research instruments of semi-structured questionnaires, interview schedules and document analysis as tools for data collection while analysis will be done using frequencies, percentages, means and chi square (χ2) test of statistic for descriptive and inferential purposes respectively. The research outcome will be used to improve in-service training programs hence classroom practices, student achievement and ensure quality education for all and attainment of the country Vision 2030 endeavors by improving the professional development curriculum designs, planning, implementation and evaluation by policy makers especially Smase-inset that has gone nationwide to both primary and secondary schools. A copy of the thesis shall be given to Gem District educational stake holders, National Congress on Science and Technology and university library for dissemination.

Dr. (MRS) Anne Kisilu. Mr. Charles Nyandusi Sign: _________________________ Sign: _______________________ Supervisor. Supervisor.

Table of content page:
ABSTRACTII
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.V
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES.VI
DECLARATION:VII
DECLARATION BY STUDENT.VII
DECLARATION BY THE SUPERVISORS:VII
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION- 1 -
1.0 OVERVIEW- 1 -
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY- 1 -
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM- 6 -
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY- 7 -
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY- 8 -
1.4.1 MAIN RESEARCH OBJECTIVE- 8 -
1.4.2 SPECIFIC RESEARCH OBJECTIVES- 8 -
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS- 8 -
1.5.1 MAIN RESEARCH QUESTION- 8 -
1.5.2 SPECIFIC RESEARCH QUESTIONS- 9 -
1.6 ASSUMPTION OF STUDY- 9 -
1.7 RATIONALE OF THE STUDY.- 9 -
1.8 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY- 10 -
1.9 SCOPE OF THE STUDY- 10 -
1.10 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY- 10 -
1.11 THEORETICAL FRAME WORK- 11 -
1.12 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK- 13 -
1.13OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERMS- 14 -
1.14 CHAPTER SUMMARY- 15 -
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW:- 16 -
2.0 INTRODUCTION- 16 -
2.1 SMASE-INSET TRAINING AND PERCEPTION.- 16 -
2.2 THE PERCEPTION OF...
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