TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN DEVELOPING AND UTILIZING AUDIO-VISUAL INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ORAL LITERATURE IN SELECTED PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KENYA

Wetende Christine Makokha

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Performance of pupils in Oral Literature examinations in English Paper 2 has been below average in recent years. For instance, the 2016 KCSE examination student performance in English was poor across the country and Butere Sub County in particular. Therefore, this research sought to determine teachers’ knowledge and skills in developing and utilizing audio-visual instructional resources in teaching and learning oral literature in selected public secondary schools. The respondents for the study involved principals and oral literature teachers who were selected through purposive and stratified random sampling technique. The research instruments used were questionnaires and interview guides. The result of the analysis showed that despite most teachers attaining the required academic qualification, they did not adequately improvise audio-visual instructional resources during teaching and learning of oral literature in public secondary schools in Butere Sub County, Kenya. Oral literature teachers did not involve students in improvising these resources and this could the underutilisation of audio-visual instructional resources in teaching and learning Oral Literature in secondary schools. The study recommends that principals in secondary need to ensure that OL is allocated time in the school timetable and also support teachers for further in-service training on audio-visual instructional media use in schools. 

 

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audio-visual, improvisation, involvement, knowledge and skills

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