GENDER PERFORMANCE OF PUPILS IN KENYA CERTIFICATE OF
PRIMARY EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF KIMUMU WARD,
UASIN GISHU COUNTY
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This proposal is dedicated to Almighty God, the beginning and the end, the God of difficulty and simplicity, who has made it possible to complete this study. This project is also dedicated to my precious parents: Mr. and Mrs. my brothers and sisters, xxx and friends, I love you all.
It is a pleasure to have completed this challenging work. The success of this proposal could not have been possible, but for the mercy guidance and support of the Almighty God. In addition I cannot forget to thank the following people. First and foremost, my undiluted tribute goes to my supervisor, xxxx distinguished fellow in the field of xxxx for his contributions, corrections and suggestions during the course of the write up of this proposal. Besides, I express my profound gratitude to him for making this proposal a success in spite of his tight schedule. My special gratitude and appreciation goes to my family for their love, moral and financial support. I pray that God will grant you all your heart desire and take you to a greater height in life.
Though the government is committed to providing basic education to all children of school going age, Kimumu ward still lags behind. This study will therefore, investigate Gender factor in performance at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examinations in Kimumu Ward, Uasin Gishu County. It will investigate to answer the following questions: To what extent do family based factors affect the performance of boys and girls at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Kimumu Ward, Uasin Gishu County? To what extent do community based factors affect the performance of boys and girls at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Kimumu Ward, Uasin Gishu County? To what extent does the school environment affect the performance of boys and girls at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Kimumu Ward, Uasin Gishu County? Specific sampling technique will be applied, data will be collected through questionnaires and interviews will be scheduled to be administered to pupils, class teachers and head teachers during the study.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENT
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Research Questions
1.5 Scope of the Study
1.6 Significance of the Study.
1.7 Limitations of the Study
1.8 Conceptual Framework
Fig. 1.1Conceptual frame work
1.9 Assumption of the Study
1.10 operational definition of terms
2.1 Literature Review
2.2 Causes for gender differences
2.2.1 Environment and biological
2.2.2 Attitudes, confidence and behaviour
2.2.3 Classroom interaction
2.2.4 The influence of peers
2.2.5 Assessment and tasks
2.2.6 Teaching and learning styles
2.2.7 Aspirations and post-school opportunities
2.2.8 Social class, parental education and ethnicity
2.2.9 Gender and Mathematics Performance
2.3 Theoretical Framework
2.4 Chapter summary
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
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