Ayoti et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 108-114, May 2013
ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 040213555
Factors Influencing Preparation and Utilization of Instructional Media in Teaching Kiswahili in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Kenya
Caroline Ayoti, Aggrey Mukasa Simiyu, Karren Ohanga Ongeti and *Moses Wesang’ula Poipoi
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 190 – 50100,
*Corresponding Author’s Email: wesangulamp @ yahoo. com
Performance in Kiswahili subject
in KCSE has not been impressive nationally for a long
period. The purpose of the study was to establish factors
that influence preparation and utilization of instructional
media in teaching Kiswahili in selected public secondary
schools in Kenya. Dale’s cone of experience formed the
theoretical framework of the study. Descriptive survey
research design formed the basis of the study. The study
population comprised of 28 head teachers, 90 Kiswahili
teachers and 39,327 students in selected public secondary
schools in Sabatia District. Simple random sampling method
was used to select 9 Head teachers, 30 Kiswahili teachers
and 395 form three students. Teachers’ and students’
questionnaires were used to collect information from
teachers and students respectively while an interview guide
was prepared to obtain data from school head teachers.
Qualitative data was received in verbatim and then
transcribed and reported in themes and sub-themes while
quantitative data obtained was analysed by descriptive
statistics such as means, percentages and frequency counts.
The study revealed that instructional media resources are
poorly utilised by Kiswahili language teachers. The study
recommends that the Ministry of education should forecast
and plan to fund secondary schools.
Keywords: Co-educational schools, Instructional media, Media preparation, Media utilization.