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The Impact of Chemistry School Radio Broadcast in Secondary Schools in Vihiga County, Western, Kenya

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Author(s) Abuli, Wellington, Florence Odera
On Pages 19-26
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 1
Issue Date January, 2013
Publishing Date January, 2013
Keywords science, school radio broadcast, Vihiga County, Chemistry, utilization


Abstract


School radio broadcast were introduced in education in the 1920ís in the developed countries as a strategy to reinforce teaching and learning. In the 1960ís school radio were introduced in Kenya with the aim of improving quality of education, widening access to education, training of teachers at lower costs and diffusing superior teaching methods to serving teachers. Despite the existing of radio broadcasts to schools for more than three decades there is no documented information on whether the schools in Vihiga are using the broadcasts in teaching and learning science. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of utilization of the schools broadcasts in Vihiga County secondary schools in teaching and learning science. The main objective of the study was to find out the impact and the factors influencing the use of the schools broadcasts in teaching and learning science in Vihiga County secondary schools. He study used a descriptive survey design conducted in 20 secondary schools in Vihiga County. The participants included 20 head hers, 60 science teachers and 1000 form three students.data was collected using structured interview schedule for head teachers, questionnaires for the science teachers and their students, and an observation schedule in all the sample schools. Cluster sampling technique was used for selecting schools and the head teachers. Purposive sampling was also used to select the form 3 science (chemistry, physics and biology) teachers data analysis involved the use of descriptive statistics combining both qualitative and quantitative methods. The findings of the study will be of significance in that it may contribute to new knowledge on the use of science radio broadcasts in secondary schools that will help in the improvement of the design, management and evaluation of the programmes in Kenya and will also be useful for future research in educational radio broadcasting.

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