Factors Affecting Girl Child Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

By Anthony .M. Wanjohi: There are a number of factors that affect the participation of girl child in education. The major factors highlighted in this article include but may not be limited to socio-cultural, economic, geographical, health and political factors. Socia-cultural Factors A major deterrent to girl child education is a near universal fundamental cultural […]

Teaching and Learning Methods for Adult Learners

By Anthony .M. Wanjohi: Adult education takes on many forms, ranging from formal class-based learning to self-directed learning and e-learning. This article explores 4 key methods that can be used to teach adults. These include: Lectures and assignments, demonstration, group work and dialogue. Lectures and assignments. Lectures that encourage class participation and questions from adult […]

Influence of Environment and Heredity on Learning

By Anthony M. Wanjohi: Environment and heredity have been considered two key factors that influence learning. Learning environment is critical in sound teaching and learning process. Review of literature shows that Internal and external environment affect learning to a greater extent. Besides environment, heredity/genetic factor has also been found to have some influence on human […]

Helping Children with Reading Difficulties

Anthony M. Wanjohi: Reading is a complex task that requires coordination of various faculties. It requires not only coordination of eyes but also visual memory which helps in retaining the meaning of letters and words. Teachers and parents have a crucial role to play in helping young readers with reading difficulties. This article briefly explores […]

Parental Role in Providing Educational Needs for Children with Disabilities

By Anthony M. Wanjohi: There are a number of ways parents can participate in providing the educational needs of Children Living With Disabilities (CLWD). Parents can participate through meeting educational costs, providing health care and safe environment and monitoring learning progress. Learners with Disabilities Educational Costs  Meeting educational costs is another key component under parents’ […]

Challenges Facing Inclusive Education in Developing Countries

By Anthony M. Wanjohi: Inclusive education is about the integration approach of the disabled learners in schools. It is under this inclusion model that learners with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled learners. While inclusive education has its benefits, there are enormous challenges hindering its effective implementation especially in developing countries. […]

Dealing with Students’ Defense Mechanisms

By Anthony M. Wanjohi: Defense mechanisms constitute unconscious psychological strategies that are brought into play by various entities to cope with reality and to maintain self-image (Vaillant, 1977). In a school set up, when students do strange things, teachers should work with them to find if there are other places from which they are displacing their energy. […]