Towards an ecocentric perspective in Education

The study makes phenomenological observation that the goals of education all over the world are just about man. Education, through its theory and practice, has helped develop very anthropocentric attitudes in man where he assumes that the other members, especially the biotic community, of the universal ecosystem are subordinate to him. That they are 'only instrumentally valuable, that is, valuable only to the extent they are means or instruments which serve human beings', (Collicott, 1984).

Factors influencing the performance of non-governmental organisations (NGOS) in women empowerment for development in Wajir District, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence NGOs' performance in women empowerment for development in Wajir district. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study employed a descriptive survey. The sample population for the study was drawn from members of 20 women groups and 5 officials from the 7 NGOs in the district. Data was collected was edited and analyzed using SPSS and data was presented in frequency tables. Findings indicated that capacity building influences women empowerment and this was majorly done through trainings for women.

Effects of headteachers' motivation on school achievements in public and private schools in Sabatia division, Vihiga district, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of motivation of headteachers on school achievement in Sabatia Division Vihiga County. The study sought to establish whether motivation of headteachers influence school achievements in examination. The study was guided by set objectives. Majority of secondary schools in Sabatia Division are experiencing a differential gap in terms of school achievement whereby private schools are performing better than public secondary schools. It is therefore sought to establish main motivation practices influencing this.

Causes of indiscipline among students in selected secondary schools in Kathonzweni District, Kenya

The main objective of the study was to find out the main causes of indiscipline in secondary schools in Kathonzweni district and also offer possible solutions to discipline problems. It also aimed at finding the techniques to use in development of effective discipline in secondary schools in Kenya. The findings of the study concluded that in order to maintain good discipline in schools, students should adhere to school rules and regulations. The teachers should play their own role in enhancing effective discipline by using guidance and counseling method in schools.

The influence of employees' training on staff performance in the banking sector: a case of Kenya Commercial Bank KENCOM House branch, in Nairobi Province

The quality of Human Resource is an asset to any organization and as a result Training is an issue that has to be faced by every organization. The amount, and quality of training carried out varies enormously from organization to organization due to factors such as the degree of external change, for instance, new products, new technologies, new markets or new processes, the adaptability of existing workforce and importantly the extent to which the organization supports the idea of internal career development.

The principles of Uti Possidetis and its implication on border demarcation in Africa

The problem of border conflicts in Africa has been a setback to the enjoyment of peace and security in the continent. These conflicts presented themselves immediately newly independent states came into existence. To handle the conflict the Organization of Africa Unity and later the African Union adopted the principle of uti possidetis to avoid conflicts over the location of international boundaries and curtail secessionist claims which would open a Pandora's Box of secessionist claims in other parts of the continent.

Post conflict intervention: a comparative analysis of the education strategy in Kenya and Rwanda, 1996-2000

The objective of this study is to demonstrate the role of education as an intervention strategy during post-conflict situation, a case study of Kenya and Rwanda. The first chapter provides background content to the topic of research including reasons for conducting the study and objectives that the research seeks to meet. A discussion of the literature that informs the research is also provided as well as the methodology for conducting the research. The last content is the bibliography that laid ground to the theoretical knowledge.

Factors influencing the implementation of new approaches in the rehabilitation of prisoners in Garissa medium prison, Kenya

The prison correctional goal in Kenya has recently changed the straightforward punishment of prisoners to rehabilitation. Currently, emphasis is being placed on programs. These changes have consequently begun to change the prison officers' role from a purely custodial role to a human service role. In this case officers are expected to manage rehabilitation treatment programs. Despite these changes, no studies have examined the training, resource needs and attitudes of prison officers for prisoner rehabilitation in order to lay a foundation for prisoner rehabilitation and reforms.

The use of Information and Communications Technologies in consultancy services. a case of Engineering, Architectural and Quantity surveying consultants in Nairobi County, Kenya

Construction, as a multi-organizations process, is heavily dependent on sharing and exchange of large complex data and information. This study presents research findings of a study that was conducted to assess the usage of the information and communication technologies (lCT) on consultancy services in Kenya. It focused on the consultants namely Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers based in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Factors influencing production of Honey: a case of Bee keeping farmers in Kakamega Central District, Kenya

Agriculture like other forms of investment in human capital, can contribute to economic development and social progress. Justification of this investment is that Agriculture is not only the backbone of this country but, it also employers 80% of its people. Beekeeping is a unique primary industry. Honey is medicine, food and a cash income that does not add burden on the land. The crop declines have caused an alarm to experts globally. China, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Germany and United states has reported high decline in the past decade. Africa countries like Ethiopia.

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