Innocent Muhwezi1 & & Susan Kurgat 2 & David Ssekamatte 3
1Department of Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media (CIEM), School of Education, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya
2Department of Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media (CIEM), School of Education, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya
3Department of Management, Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda
Abstract: The main purpose of the current study was to assess the effect of teachers’ characteristics in the implementation of the new Business Subjects’ curriculum in selected secondary schools of Kabale District, Uganda. The study was based on the doctrines of the curriculum theory developed by Ralph W. Tyler. The mixed methods research, enclosed within a pragmatism paradigm, drawn on a concurrent triangulation research design was used. Thirteen secondary schools were selected as cases of study. Stratified sampling was used to select 5 private and 8 public secondary schools proportionally. A purposive sampling technique was used to select the study participants; 37 Business Subjects teachers and 13 Directors of Studies. Qualitative and Quantitative data were collected using in-depth interview schedules, and questionnaires respectively. The Quantitative data obtained were analyzed through inferential and descriptive statistics while Qualitative data were thematically analyzed. The study found out a significant effect of teacher characteristics on the implementation of the new Business Subjects curriculum. This was revealed by the Regression analysis’ correlation of determination value of R2 (.667) indicated that (66.7%) of the determinants of implementation of the new Business subjects’ curriculum can be influenced by teacher characteristics. The current study findings should add to existing knowledge on teacher characteristics and the implementation of the new Business Subjects curriculum in Uganda and beyond. Finally, the findings of this study should permit pre-service and in-service Business Subjects teachers towards augmenting their competencies and characteristics for curriculum implementation of Business Subjects.
Keywords: Teachers’ Characteristics, Professional Teacher Training, Instructional Characteristics Business Subjects, Curriculum Implementation
Published: December 12, 2021
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