International Journal of Secondary Education

Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017

  • Towards Adoption of Constructivist Instructional Approach in Learning Biology in Secondary School Students in Kenya: Addressing Learner Attitude

    Gideon Mwanda, Paul Odundo, Ronnie Midigo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: 13 August 2016
    Accepted: 27 August 2016
    Published: 21 February 2017
    Abstract: Learning Biology helps learners to acquire requisite knowledge in understanding life processes for positive coexistence. In instances where learners appreciate the position of biology in life, they develop positive attitude and this is reflected in their performance. However, in Kenya, most students have continued to register poor performance in bi... Show More
  • Current Causes of Girls’ Low Performance in Physical Sciences from Hard-to-reach Secondary Schools in Eastern Uganda

    Jalira Namugaya, Isaac Habumugisha

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 12-15
    Received: 28 October 2016
    Accepted: 22 December 2016
    Published: 22 February 2017
    Abstract: Physical science, a branch of science is concerned with nonliving matter and energy such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Ideally, everyone would excel in this area of science, because it is a basic science. In Uganda, hard-to-reach areas exhibit high rates of poor performance at secondary level and it is quite alarming on the side of girls of... Show More