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Lazarus Ndiku Makewa

Lazarus Ndiku Makewa
Center for Research Implications and Practice Kenya

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - October 2015
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
Position
  • Prof of Educational Communication and Technology
January 2013 - present
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
January 2008 - March 2011
University of Eastern Africa, Baraton
Position
  • School Climate and Academic Performance in High and Low Achieving Schools: Nandi Central District, Kenya
Description
  • School, Climate, Millieu, culture, ecology, academic performance, Kenya
Education
January 2003 - December 2008
Moi University
Field of study
  • Educational Communication and Technology

Publications

Publications (78)
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Technology integration remains a challenge in private and public universities across East Africa, impacting most on the performance of learners and lecturers in universities. The purpose of the paper was to examine the technology integration imbalances/challenges in institutions of higher learning in East Africa. The paper focused at; East African...
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This online study investigated levels of plagiarism from different regions, for example, Africa, Asia, U.S.A and Europe. Specifically, the study investigated theses similarity index according to the following indicators: Sex, University, Region, Level of thesis-Doctoral or Masters and Year the thesis was written. The paper also tested if there was...
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Collaboration between technology firms and universities is a concern that requires an in-depth study. In this chapter, a review was done to investigate factors affecting technology firms and universities. The review underscores several factors that should be considered in the said collaborations. These are institutional factors, relationship factor...
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We are living in a rapid changing world. Due to these changes, old ways of teaching and learning are being replaced or rather supplemented by new technological innovations. This reality affects, not only educators and learners, but also parents, sponsors, educational leaders, administrators and any other stakeholders in the arena of education. Whil...
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This study investigated correlational teamwork among Secondary Schools in Musoma Municipality using case study approach. A sample of 10 Secondary schools was randomly selected and 164 teachers, non-teaching staff and school leaders participated in the study by filling the questionnaire. Validity was established through expert judgment and reliabili...
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E-learning is viewed as an innovative approach for delivering quality-designed, learner-centered, interactive, and facilitated learning environments to all, anywhere, any moment by putting in use the skills, knowledge, and resources of diverse technologies together with other teaching and learning resources suited for open, and distributed learning...
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This chapter looks at the teacher and his/her technology competence base. It will attempt to determine what technology competencies the teacher should have before engaging in the use of any educational technology in the teaching and learning process. The content will argue that schools need to support teachers in accessing needed technology and in...
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Learning theories are conceptual frameworks describing how knowledge is absorbed, processed, and retained during learning. This chapter will explore constructivism theory and how it determines impact on technology knowledge in instruction. Constructivism theory states that learning occurs when one constructs both mechanisms for learning and his or...
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers in Kenya suffers from challenges such as inadequate resources, poor planning, competing interests, among others. Besides being traditional in approach, most CPD sessions are far between to be meaningfully helpful. With increasing uptake of technology and number of social media users in Kenya, F...
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This study examined the relationship between students’ emotional intelligence and self-discipline in schools. The study was descriptive and comparative in design in that subjects were measured at once and comparisons of the variables made in relation to the variables in terms of gender and class levels. Purposive sampling was done targeting high sc...
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With the upcoming of the Teacher Performance Appraisal Development (TPAD) the principals' performance has been redoubled therefore a need to use technology and innovation creatively to meet the ministries requirement and maintain good rapport at the same time. The purpose of this study was to find out how principals can appraise teacher in a techno...
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Assistive technology is a great equalizer in a classroom with diverse learners. The study aimed at finding out the availability and the usage of assistive technology (devices and software to assist students with disabilities) in the county and how teachers personalize lessons and skills enhancement to each child giving access to learning opportunit...
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This study was propelled by the fact that rampant moral decays in contemporary societies leave unanswered questions on integration of moral values in teaching. While this issue is global, Tanzania is not exceptional. Through survey research design, the present study investigated on the role of Christian Religious Education on Students’ Discipline a...
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This study was propelled by the fact that rampant moral decays in contemporary societies leave unanswered questions on integration of moral values in teaching.
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The purpose of this study was to determine how students of Mataa location perceive their educational forum when grouped according to: gender, parental support, level of education and Challenges faced. The study used descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze the collected data. The descriptive statistics used in data analysis in this study w...
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This study sought to determine disparities and associated factors in students’ performance in Physics and Chemistry at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) ex- amination in Nandi North District. The research objectives included determining differences in students’ performance at KCSE in Physics and Chemistry, self-concept (perception...
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This study looked at if there was any significant difference between teachers‟ and students‟ perceptions on the ban of corporal punishment in school in Kosirai Division, of Nandi County public secondary schools by gender, age, highest level of education and experience in school. Descriptive-comparative survey research design was used. Fifty eight (...
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The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers perceive the advancement of their education. The following aspects were considered: Value of education, challenges faced by teachers while advancing their education including and not limited to: Satisfaction with the current level of education, teachers having more education than other members...
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This study was geared towards appraising the curriculu m status of integrated Social Studies in Kenyan primary schools in the wake of a lot of fluid content which keeps on changing day in day out. To deal with the quick changes there's need to use Curricu lu m foundations sieves to allow only concrete content in the integrated Social Studies Curric...
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Continuity of a subject is looked at in terms of the vertical and horizontal relationship in the curriculum (relationship between and within content and the subject being taught from one level to the next). In Kenyan scenario integrated Social Studies (SST) is only taught in primary schools and in teacher training college. This research study sough...
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The researcher administered the questionnaires to 30 respondents who comprised four groupings namely, 8 teachers, 20 form four students, 1 head teacher and 1 district education officer. The group was considered representative of the target population. This study investigated the prevalence of mobile phone use in academic and social life of students...
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While a Cell phone seems to be a confrontational tools between parents and the youths, it possesses potential opportunities in the social and academic aspects. Using case study approach, this work investigated Cell Phone Use by 187 sampled youths in Eastern Kenya. Validity of the questionnaire was ensured through expert judgment and reliability tes...
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This study attempted to explore curriculum change and teacher participation in terms of frequency, significance, and preparedness in Ugandan and Tanzanian Adventist Secondary Schools. Convenient sampling established 130 teachers who filled the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics established mean scores for teachers’ attitudes while t-test determi...
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The problem of brain drain is a worldwide phenomenon that has been and is still being experienced by most institutions of higher learning both in the developed and developing world. This study, therefore, earmarked at finding out the causes, effects and possible innovative solutions toward retaining skilled lecturers in institutions of higher learn...
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As a science, knowledge created during curriculum development should be both generated and placed within a scientific research corpus, peer reviewed, and published. In the context of science, the knowledge generated during the process of developing curriculum should be generated and placed within the public domain in a scientific manner. This chapt...
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This study employed survey design to investigate the integration of moral values in the Secondary School Humanities Curriculum across Lake Zone, Tanzania. A random sample of 95 teachers and 411 students participated in the study. Validity of Research Instruments was established through expert judgment and reliability test yielded Cronbach's Alpha o...
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This study was an attempt to test if students differed in their self-concept, attitude and their perception of the usefulness of Physics and Chemistry in terms of their type of school and location. To test this hypothesis, t-test was used to compare differences in the mean scores in terms of type of school and location. Pearson's Product Moment Cor...
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Among other factors, academic performance is affected by teacher and student motivation, individual student ability, school climate and parental participation in their students’ activities. The purpose of this study was to find out if there was any significant relationship between academic performance and parents’ expectation, family relationship,...
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This study aimed at determining the influence of boarding schools to the very young learners. It intended to investigate how boarding school life influences young learners’ social life, how boarding school life influences young learners’ academic performance, teachers' views on young children in boarding schools and parents’ views on the young chil...
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This study investigated correlational teamwork among Secondary Schools in Musoma Municipality using case study approach. A sample of 10 Secondary schools was randomly selected and 164 teachers, non-teaching staff and school leaders participated in the study by filling the questionnaire. Validity was established through expert judgment and reliabili...
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This study intended to establish two issues; first, if there was any significant relationship between the students’ evaluation rating on the implementation and integration of entrepreneurship in secondary school curriculum and perceptions on the skills they got from entrepreneurship courses and on their ability to apply entrepreneurship skill. Seco...
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This study attempted to determine teacher perception on school factors affecting their work. In order to attain this determination, the following variables were used: administrative support, workload, staff development, student discipline, salary, school facilities, and role expectation. One hundred and sixty eight (168) teachers participated in th...
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This study employed survey design to investigate the correlates of leadership in Musoma Municipality Secondary schools. The population was 25 schools from which a sample of 164 school leaders, teachers and non-teaching staff in 10 randomly selected schools participated. Expert judgment ensured validity of the questionnaire and Cronbach's alpha of ....
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This study endeavored to test how self-efficacy, self-awareness and parental involvement affected goal setting among the youth. The study was descriptive and comparative in design in that subjects were measured once and that the variables were compared between subjects in terms of gender. Purposive sampling was done to obtain a sample with adolesce...
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This) piece) of) work) investigated) students’) attitudes) towards) group) collaborative) learning)experiences)and)frustration.))The)study)also)sought)to)find)out)the)relationship) that) existed) between) the) student’s) gender,) year) of) study,) courses) registered) that) semester,)the)number)of)hours)dedicated)to)group)collaborative)learning)per...
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This study attempted to identify attitudes and views on Christian Religious Education Teachers’ Role in Modeling Practices in Secondary Schools in Makueni County, Kenya. The sample consisted183 form three students enrolled in CRE and in geography /history in the selected schools. Descriptive data were collected through self-constructed questionnair...
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The purpose of this study was to find out how teachers from public secondary schools in Mbooni West District of Eastern Kenya evaluated their principals’ performance as human resource managers in the schools. Six points were considered in this evaluation. These were: Orientation, placement, development of job description, appraisal, motivation and...
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Before today's teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology can greatly increase the effectiveness of this training and also aid teachers as they seek to bring the latest technological advancements into their own classrooms. The Handbook of Resea...
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As a science, knowledge created during curriculum development should be both generated and placed within a scientific research corpus, peer reviewed, and published. In the context of science, the knowledge generated during the process of developing curriculum should be generated and placed within the public domain in a scientific manner. This chapt...
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ICT-Based education is a system of instruction that involves combination of computers and communication technologies. ICT Integration is important in combating digital divide, bringing about digital opportunity and paradigm shift from teacher centered to student centered learning, whereby the teacher passes the information quicker and in a more und...
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This study was carried out in the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya. It sought to find out students’ frustration level after group learning experiences, how often they went through these experiences, how frustration affected their Bachelor of Education Program, how BED with its group collaborative learning methodology met their expectati...
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Learner-centered teaching is known, through research, to enhance effective learning. In these methods, learners play the key role in learning while teachers only help them to develop the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them handle life issues and tasks independently. The developed countries to a greater extend practice these methods...
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This study sought to investigate experiences of constructivism principles in teaching-learning transaction among Adventist Secondary Schools in South Nyanza, Tanzania. A sample of 65 students was randomly selected to fill the questionnaire. T-test, ANOVA and Pearson-product moment correlation coefficient analyzed null hypotheses. Students establish...
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This study intended to test if there was significant difference in chemistry preparedness in terms of attitude towards chemistry, study skills and exam preparedness between boys and girls, between boarders and day scholars and between low and high achievers. Two hundred and eleven (211) subjects participated. A questionnaire was designed to measure...
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Challenges faced by girls in mixed secondary schools have been addressed by many researchers. However, disparities continue to prevail in secondary education with girls being more disadvantaged. This study, therefore, aimed at identifying if there was any relationship in girl child challenges and academic achievement in mixed secondary schools in M...
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Challenges faced by girls in mixed secondary schools have been addressed by many researchers. However, disparities continue to prevail in secondary education with girls being more disadvantaged. This study, therefore, aimed at identifying the challenges girls faced as they went through education, especially in mixed secondary schools in Mbooni West...
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This paper investigated if there was a significant difference between the evaluation of female and male student teachers in the following areas of teaching practice: preparation, supervision, teaching environment and teaching practice experience. The data collected was encoded and analyzed using the Predictive Analysis Software (PASW). Twenty six (...
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This paper examined work and school related variables in teacher motivation in Gasabo District of Rwanda. Two hundred and sixty seven (267) primary school teachers from Gasabo district, Kigali, participated. Systematic sampling technique was applied to choose the number of needed schools from the total of 55 in the district. Hence 15 schools were c...
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This studylooked at teachers’ and students’ views on the use and usefulness of observational techniques in the teaching and learning of English. Twenty nine (29) teachers and 1030 students participated.Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient was used to estimate the internal consistency of items in the questionnaire and a coefficient above 0.6 was accepted as...
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This study, investigated students’ demographic backgrounds and satisfaction in selected academic experiences at University of Arusha- Musoma Centre. A sample of 62 students was randomly selected to fill the questionnaire. T-test and ANOVA determined differences in students’ demographic factors and satisfaction with selected areas of academic experi...
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This study tested the difference and relationship between student and educator perceptions of prevalence of students’ use, attitude, and views about sheng speakers in selected schools in Gucha District, Kenya. Two hundred and thirty nine (239) students and thirty three (33) educators participated. The test of differences revealed there was a signif...
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Views about the place of young people in schools and society have changed over the past few years. A major theme in the theoretical framework of constructivist learning is that learning is an active process in which learners connect new knowledge and skills to existing ones and, thus, construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current and pas...
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The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between personal and job factors and employees’ motivational processes of arousal, direction and persistence in Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), Rwanda. A correlational design was used to conduct this research and a questionnaire was administered to 151 employees from KIE, representing...
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The intention of this study was to find out how students from Adventist secondary schools in Same District of Tanzania evaluated their teachers’ practice of ethical principles. The evaluation addressed the following research variables: behavior and conduct of teachers, relationship of teacher with both students and fellow workers, assessment of tea...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that influence implementation of wholistic education philosophy in Seventh day Adventist secondary schools in Mara conference. Descriptive comparative study research design was used.Cluster sampling was used to pick 239 form four students, 133 teachers and 6 heads of schools. Questionnaire, record t...
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This study was an attempt to test if students differed in their self-concept, attitude and their perception of the usefulness of Physics and Chemistry in terms of their type of school and location. To test this hypothesis, t-test was used to compare differences in the mean scores in terms of type of school and location. Pearson's Product Moment Cor...
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This study investigated whether there was a significant difference between teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions on the importance of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in secondary school administration and evaluated the extent to which it was used by administrators. In this study, administrators are those involved in the day to...
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This paper looked at students’ perceived level of English proficiency among Dodoma secondary schools in Tanzania. Factors like attitude, anxiety, classroom activities, motivation, and learning resources were considered as influencing English learning. The study was guided by three theories: Input Hypothesis, Interlanguage and Vygotsky’s theory of v...
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The present study examined to what extent parents in the rural area are involved in the education of their children and whether this involvement had an influence on the school performance. The study used a causal-comparative design to compare parents’ involvement in high performing schools and in low performing schools. A total of 326 parents parti...
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This study, purposed to establish if there was a significant difference between the perceptions of teachers and students and the perceptions of male and female teachers on the causes of drop out of girls. Descriptive comparative research design was used. The participants included 125 grade 8 girls and 90 teachers. The results indicate that the teac...
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This study examined the phenomenon of teacher commitment and its relationship with pupil’s academic performance in primary school mathematics. The study was conducted in western region of Kenya where 280 class 8 pupils and 74 mathematics teachers participated. The researchers made use of causal-comparative research design. Stratified, random and pu...
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This study examined students’ perception on academic performance using five-factor ratings namely, principal’s instructional leadership, school climate, school facilities, teachers’ effectiveness and family support. Data for this study were collected from selected Parent’s Private Seventh - day Adventist Secondary Schools (PPSDASS) in Southern Prov...
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Purpose/Aims: This paper focuses on the attitudes of adult education learners towards women in society and towards adult education programs. Methodology/Procedures: A descriptive comparative research design was used. Data was collected using a Self-Constructed Questionnaire for Adult Learners (SCQAL). A purposive sampling technique was adopted with...
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The purpose of this paper was to test if there was a significant difference between students’ evaluation of their student teachers grouped according to teaching subjects. It also tested if there was a significant difference between evaluation of student teachers grouped according to teaching subjects in the following areas: preparation, supervision...
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This paper sought to establish if there was a significant difference among secondary school administrators, teachers of English and students in Adventist Secondary Schools in Tanzania in their perceptions on the usefulness of media resources in English teaching and learning. The present study employed descriptive, comparative and correlational rese...
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The study sought to investigate selected parental factors that affect the academic achievement of grade six pupils in Kisumu City in Kenya. The study used a causal comparative research design. Two research instruments were used; questionnaires were administered to the grade six pupils and their parents. Document analysis was also used to determine...
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This study sought to determine disparities and associated factors in students’ performance in Physics and Chemistry at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination in Nandi North District. The research objectives included determining differences in students’ performance at KCSE in Physics and Chemistry, self-concept (perception)...
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The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers evaluate selected leadership characteristics of the head teachers of private schools in Tanzanian, Meru District. In order to establish the patterns of instructional leadership, leadership styles, communication systems and decision making procedures of the head teachers' in private secondary s...
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The focus of this study was to investigate teacher-related factors associated with performance in mathematics in public day primary schools in Nandi Central district, Kenya. Seventy-four (74) mathematics teachers participated in the study. Stratified, random, and purposive sampling techniques were used to obtain the samples for the study. Data coll...