Kisilu Kitainge

Kisilu Kitainge
University of Eldoret · Department of Technlogy Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Consultancy in TVET, Research in the Area of Education and Work, Collaborations and Deep learning.

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Introduction
Kisilu Kitainge currently works at the Department of Technology Education, University of Eldoret. Their most recent publication is 'Improving Home Economics Education: A Review of Factors Militating Inclusion of Home Economics Studies in Kenyan Secondary Schools'.
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - August 2020
University of Eldoret
Position
  • Head of Faculty
Description
  • I have worked as researcher in Technical Education, Head of Technology Education and Now Dean, school of Education
Education
May 2002 - May 2005
RMIT University
Field of study
  • Applied Learning in Education (TVET)
January 1995 - July 1996
Moi University
Field of study
  • Educational Psychology

Publications

Publications (41)
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The constructivist teaching and learning philosophy is centered on active learning with learners' needs and interests in mind. This paper is a report of a study that investigated the status and challenges on the use of constructivist instructional methods in the implementation for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme in Higher Education in Kenya....
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ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which principals’ forms of communication influence students’ discipline in secondary schools in Nandi County, Kenya. The study used systems theory. Descriptive survey design was adopted. The study sample consisted of 118 public and private schools’ principals, 108 teacher and 1534 stu...
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Abstract The abilities to learn and adapt (soft skills) in the job market are very critical for survival and growth. Personal attributes (core values) have also become a necessity at the place of work. This paper specifically critiqued the capabilities of instructors to embed core values and soft skills in a study that assessed the production of co...
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Students in all types of learning institutions, regardless of size or specialty, can and do engage in high-quality science, mathematics, and engineering. But the extent to which students actually do learn these subjects is a different issue. Effective STEM instruction is the exception in the vast majority of learning institutions. It is typically f...
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The Kenya mental health taskforce 2020 urged the government to declare mental illness a national emergency of epidemic proportion and establish a mental health commission that would advise coordinate and continuously monitor the status of mental health and report on the annual national happiness index (UNICEF, 2020). The purpose of this study is to...
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Use of projects in teaching and learning is one of the strategies that promote deeper learning. It prepares students with the 21st century skills for career and life in general. Deeper Learning methods not only embed strong academic learning, but also embody the ability to solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively and le...
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The performance of upgraded extra county schools to national status in Kenya continues to attract key stakeholders when the time the KCSE results are being announced. This is because despite their upgrading, the performance of these upgraded new schools continues to worry stakeholders. This paper investigates how the planning for instructional reso...
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The success of students in secondary schools’ systems is measured by their performance at the end of course examinations. In Kenya, the end of secondary school level of education examination is the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. This paper looks at the performance of upgraded extra county schools to national status in western Kenya. The...
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The discrepancy between the academic skills acquired by university graduates and the actual competencies for employability in industries is an area of concern in Kenya. This has led to the problem of unemployment among university graduates. The proposed project sought to identify the missing links in the level of investment in STEM programmers on m...
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This article examined the extent to which Technical and Vocational and Education and Training (TVET) curriculum in Kenya integrate Whole Youth Development (WYD) skills in their training. The study analysed how curriculum implementation in Kenya’s TVET institutions aids in provision of graduates with skills required by the labour market. This was a...
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Aims: The objectives of the study were to look at the influence of KEMI’s capacity building programme on head teachers’ competencies in curriculum supervision Study design: The research adopted a descriptive survey approach. Place and duration of study: This study was conducted in Uasin Gishu County of the North Rift region. The county lies within...
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Aims: The objective of the study was to examine the influence of KEMI’s capacity building programme on head teachers’ competencies in financial management Study Design: The study adopted the concurrent triangulation design where both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed to collect information and do the analysis at the same time. P...
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Over the years, Performance in Mathematics as echoed by the KCSE results has remained poor. Several involvements have been put into place to address this low students' performance in Mathematics in KCSE. The Education Ministry has tried to enhance the teaching of mathematics in most schools by introducing projects such as Strengthening Mathematics...
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The study focused on assessment of effects of devolved TVET laws and policies on trainees' enrolment, acquired skills and instructor competencies in Embu County. Devolved (TVET) is concerned with preparing and equipping secondary and primary school graduates with appropriate technical and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes for self and industry e...
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Aims: Education is the foundation and pillar of life. The study assessed the influence of Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI’s) capacity building programme on head teachers' competencies in teacher supervision in public primary schools in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Study Design: The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Place...
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Implementation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) within Prison institutions is dependent on several factors. One of the key drivers for successful implementation of VET is the learning strategies employed. Researches indicate that most incarcerated individuals have low academic standings within society. As such, approaches in learning have...
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This paper looks at the human resource dynamics influencing performance of public secondary schools that were upgraded in Kenya. When they were upgraded, it was expected that performance of these schools would improve but analysis of data over the recent years showed fluctuation in performance. This paper therefore investigates the extent to which...
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This study sought to evaluate Vocational Education and Training (VET) perception on integration of prisoners back into the society. The study was undertaken in Mombasa County with a primary focus drawn to Shimo La Tewa main prison and Shimo La Tewa Medium Security Prison. Questionnaire instruments were used for data collection. Different questionna...
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The purpose of the study was to examine trainers' perception of the teaching and learning approaches used for competence development in the TVET institutions in Uganda. Understanding trainers' perceptions about the way teaching and learning is conducted has implications for the quality of training because it influences trainers' motivation, informs...
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Trainee quality, training environment, curriculum design and instructional process play a critical role in determining quality outcome in Home Science teacher education at university level. In Kenya, the challenge of Home Science teacher education has been noted to revolve around a bloated curriculum, scarcity of resources and instructional process...
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The major role of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is to equip young persons with skills for the world of work. However, studies have shown that TVET graduates in Uganda experience difficulty in their transition to the world of work, implying major labor market entry problems. The study, we set out to identify different strategie...
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Aims: The study aimed at determining employers’ perceptions about the employability of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates in Uganda. Determining employability skills from the employer’s perspective is crucial to develop these skills among the students while at the training institutions. Study Design: Survey. Place and Dur...
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Upon entry into an institution of learning, students would come with the willingness and enthusiasm to learn. A learner with a sincere interest and zeal in a given subject has a tendency of being motivated towards studying that particular subject. This is because a students' attitude is a key component of learning and where there is a negative atti...
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The management of primary schools in every country in the world calls for head teachers to be well trained and qualified to discharge school duties. Due to enormous resources and effort that is used in training, managers are under pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of training. Despite the introduction of Diploma in Education Management by K...
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In equality in girl's education has been a subject for many developing countries. The Kenyan government developed the policy of the re-entry of the teenage mothers to school in 2001. The policy allows teenage mothers to re-enter schools after delivery. Despite the policy being in place, very few teenage mothers have been returning to school. This s...
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Non-schooling gap is one of the indices that track progress on the attainment of education goals. The study carried out a projection of the non-schooling gap in Turkana County, Kenya by 2030. The study was guided by three objectives which were to establish the enrolment and the population of boys and girls aged 6-13 from 2008 to 2015, to determine...
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For child proper emotional maturity, mother and father’s love and affection are essential requirements for child’s emotional stability; children have certain emotional needs that have to be catered for if they have to gain emotional stability. It can be noted that children brought up in a home devoid of love and care most times grow up with unwante...
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The primary purpose of this study was to find out the attitudes of trainers and trainees towards the 8-4-4 power mechanics course offered in secondary schools in Kenya. The attitudes and other related aspects obtained from the trainers and trainees were used as evaluative devices for the course and hence the graduates of the course. A comparison be...
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Persons with disabilities constitute 3.5% of the total population in Kenya. According to the 2009 census, there are approximately 1,330,312 persons with disabilities in Kenya. The disabilities range from visual, audio, physical and intellectual challenges. The study focused on the physical and visual challenges. These persons face discrimination du...
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This chapter is an extract from a study that examined how institute-based automotive training in the retail, service and repair (RS&R) sector could be made more responsive and effective to the changes in workplace demands and new technology. It dealt with the promotion of vocational relevance in the training of motor mechanics in the contexts of a...
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The foundation for a productive, efficient and effective workforce is high quality and relevant training and ideally, educators, policy makers and the industry practitioners should agree on what should be included in training programs. This chapter discusses views of automotive trainees about whether or not they believed their training was directed...
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Reforms in education and training are the order of the day in the spirit of maintaining relevance in this changing world. This paper looks at the development of vocational education and training (VET) in Kenya at three levels: the past, the present and the future directions. A brief historical discussion forms a basis for understanding the trends i...
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Debates about what should and what should not be included in the training program have been a thorn in the flesh for educators, policy makers and the industry practitioners. This paper will report and discuss the views of automotive trainees about whether or not their training is towards work within the automotive industry in the future. The data w...

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