Examining the Adequacy of Non-Projected Media Resources in the Teaching of Geography in Public Secondary Schools in Koibatek Sub County
This study sought to examine the adequacy of non-projected media resources in the teaching of Geography in public secondary schools in Koibatek Sub County. A sample of 70 Geography teachers, 35 head teachers and 314 students were sampled using purposive and stratified random sampling. Data collection was done by use of questionnaires, observation and content analysis. Data was analysed using descriptive statistical methods. The results were then presented in pie charts, graphs and tables. The study established that most schools had a limited supply of non-projected media resources. The study has recommended for an urgent review of curriculum and increased supervision to ensure that curriculum is fully implemented, and refresher courses be given to teachers on the use of these resources. Geography is one of subjects that can be studied as a physical or social science at high schools level. In secondary education it is currently an optional subject at upper secondary education. There have been concerns over declining performance in Geography at national examination, especially areas that test students’ knowledge of field work, map work and physical Geography. Coincidentally these are the areas where non-projected media resources are most used. Yet few studies done in Geography have not adequately examined the non-projected media resources despite their critical role in the teaching of Geography. One of the reasons that have been put forward by KNEC (2007) is that students perform poorly in Paper I because of inadequate use of non-projected media resources.