The Role of Headteachers Administrative Experience on Instruction Supervision in Kwale County, Kenya

Mwanarusi, A., N *

Department of Educational Management and Curriculum Studies, Mt. Kenya University, Kenya.

Thuo, D., N

Department of Educational Management and Curriculum Studies, Mt. Kenya University, Kenya.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Students' academic success is influenced by a variety of factors, one of which is the instructional supervisory tasks played by headteachers. The study's goal was to ascertain how the headteachers experience in administration affected their instructional supervisory roles in public primary schools in Kwale County, Kenya. The objective of the study was to determine how headteachers’ administrative experience in administration affect their instructional supervisory roles in public primary schools in Kwale County, Kenya. The study adopted descriptive research design which involved the use of qualitative research approach. The study's target audience consisted of all 432 public primary school headteachers in Kwale County, Kenya. The sample size consisted of 201 headteachers who were chosen at random from Kwale County's public primary schools. Based on propositional representation of the schools in each sub-county, the sample size was selected from all five sub-counties. Headteachers were surveyed in order to gather statistics. To determine the validity and reliability of the instrument, pilot research involving ten head teachers from ten public primary schools in the nearby Kilifi County was carried out. Reliability was determined by using test- retest method. The second test was given to the same respondents who did the first test after one week. The data collected during the two tests of the pilot study was used to compute reliability coefficient. A reliability coefficient of r= .78 was obtained. Validity was ascertained through expert judgement of the items in the questionnaire. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyze qualitative data descriptively, and the results were displayed in tables, charts, and percentage graphs. Version 23 of the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to conduct the analysis, which was then displayed using tables. The research finding showed that, high average percentage of headteachers' strongly agreed or agreed that the headteachers' experience in administration affect  they carry out their instructional supervisory role in public primary schools in Kwale county, Kenya.The results of the study can be applied to enhance instructional monitoring in Kenya's Kwale County public primary schools.

Keywords: Administrative experience, supervisory role and instructional role


How to Cite

A., N, Mwanarusi, and Thuo, D., N. 2024. “The Role of Headteachers Administrative Experience on Instruction Supervision in Kwale County, Kenya”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 50 (7):581-88. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i71488.

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