International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.3 (2), pp. 20-28 April, 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
Article ID:/16/EPRR/018/09 pages
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Original Research Article
Implications of instructional materials on oral skills among early childhood learners in central zone, Kisumu County, Kenya
1*Okune Rose Achola, 2Gudo, Calleb Owino and 1Odongo, Benson
1School of Education, Department of Special Needs and Early Childhood Education, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya.
2Department of Psychology and Educational Foundations, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya.
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This study was conducted in Kenya and focused on the use of instructional materials at the Early Childhood level. Purpose of the study was to establish the implications of instructional materials on oral skills among early childhood learners. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The target population comprised 42 head teachers, 126 teachers and 3180 leaners. It was found that that teaching using instructional materials improved the performance of learners in various learning activities such as repetition of letters, repetition of words and ability to write dictated words. The improved performance was in a range of 11% to 18%.
Key words: Instructional materials, oral skills and performance