Influence of teacher characteristics on students' academic achievement among secondary schools

Kosgei, Anita and Mise, Jairo Kirwa and Odera, Odhiambo and Ayugi, Mary Evelyn (2013) Influence of teacher characteristics on students' academic achievement among secondary schools. Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (3). pp. 76-82. ISSN 2222-1735

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between teacher characteristics and students' academic achievement. The study was guided by Education Production Function theory (EPF) which connects student academic achievement to teacher characteristics. The study was conducted in Nandi District, Kenya and the target population comprised of teachers of all 26 public secondary schools. The study applied a causal comparative research design. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The study findings suggest that there was no significant relationship between teacher qualification and student academic achievement.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 01:23
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 00:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher characteristics; academic achievement; experience and qualification
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010401 Applied Statistics
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23286

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