Challenges Affecting the Effective Implementation of Vocational Education Program in Youth Polytechnics in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Agufana, Peace Byrne
dc.contributor.author Ndavula, J. O.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-16T11:01:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-16T11:01:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Technology & Socio-Economic Development 1. September 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223 - 9227
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322932016_Challenges_Affecting_the_Effective_Implementation_of_Vocational_Education_Program_in_Youth_Polytechnics_in_Kenya
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2992
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this study was to identify the challenges affecting the effective implementation of vocational education program in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics. The research work was limited to four randomly selected Kenya Youth Polytechnics and addressed the following research questions: What students’ factors affect the non‐implementation of vocational education program in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics?; What facilities factors affect the non‐implementation of vocational education program in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics?; What teachers’ factors affect the non‐implementation of vocational education program in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics?; and, what government/parental factors affect the non‐implementation of vocational education program in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics? The main instrument for data collection was a questionnaire administered to 10% of the target population of teachers (N=50) and students (N=450) in the study area. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics including the sample mean and grand population mean. The findings revealed a dearth of professional and qualified teachers for the teaching of vocational subjects; inadequate infrastructure and equipment in schools; insufficient instructional materials and books in schools; and that the polytechnics were generally poorly financed. Two key recommendations were that adequate infrastructure should be provided in Kenyan Youth Polytechnics so that they are properly equipped for functional teaching and learning, and that an ‘enlightenment’ campaign should be carried out in the society to emphasize the importance of vocational education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Vocational Education en_US
dc.subject Youth Polytechnics en_US
dc.title Challenges Affecting the Effective Implementation of Vocational Education Program in Youth Polytechnics in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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