Head teacher's stress and free primary education in Kenya

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Dezember 2011



The Kenyan Government introduced Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003 in all public schools. This study examined administrative stress, coping strategies and the impact of stress on performance of Kenya public school head teachers as a result of the implementation of FPE.This was a two phase descriptive survey where questionnaires and interviews were used to collect data from primary school head teachers from Samburu District, Kenya.A random sampling was used to select headteachers who participated in phase one of the survey to respond to the questionnaire while a purposive sampling technique was used to select headteachers who participated in interview.Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistic; percentage,frequencies, ANOVA, and narrative. The study showed that primary school head teachers experience moderate level of administrative stress.They are also,aware of some of the strategies they can use while under administrative stress. Also, the study found out that stress affect job performance of the head teachers.


Dr Lekalgitele graduated from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in 1997 and 1998 with B.Ed and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management.Thereafter,he obtained his Master of Education degree at Kenyatta university.After teaching for four years at a high school, he was offered a scholarship to pursue a doctorate degree.
EAN: 9783846552346
ISBN: 3846552348
Untertitel: Stress and the implementation of free primary education policy in Kenya. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2011
Seitenanzahl: 156 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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