Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Teachers’ Perception on Classroom Observation and Checking of Pupils’ Exercise Books by Head Teachers on Performance of Duty in Primary Schools in Nakuru North District, Kenya
Mbatia Jane Wairimu

The study sought to establish teacher’s perception of head teachers’ supervisory practices on performance of duty in public primary schools in Nakuru North district. The supervisory practices investigated were classroom observation and checking of pupils’ exercise books by the head teacher in relation to teachers’ perceptions on performance of duty. The research design employed was descriptive survey. A total of 20 head teachers and 94 teachers participated in the study. The findings of the study were; head teachers make classroom observation and hold conferences to discuss problems encountered and way forward. Most of the head teachers endorsed and helped the teachers to prepare professional documents, checked pupils books to ascertain the amount of work and comments made on them. Teachers too agreed that instructional supervision helps to improve teaching and learning, head teachers do carry out instructional supervision in their schools, a factor they perceived positively. The study concluded that school heads are making efforts towards embracing collaborative and democratic approaches in supervision. Recommendations were made to improve on the effectiveness supervision by school heads

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