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An Exploration of Factors that Contribute to Low Performance in Physics: A Case of a Secondary School in Kenya
The study reported in this paper aimed at exploring the factors that contribute to students’ low performance in physics. Study participants were 2 physics teachers (a male and a female) and 57 physics students (30 males ...
Performance rankings in education: Implications for policy and practice
(ACADEMIC JOURNALS, 2020-11)
In recent decades, school performance ranking (or ‘league table’) have become a common feature of many education systems in the world. The ranking is usually published by government and news agencies in an attempt to ...
Performance ranking in school mathematics in Kenya: A device that conceals and naturalizes inappropriate teaching strategies
Teaching strategies have a significant influence on students’ academic performance. This paper presents results from a qualitative study that examined the effects that performance ranking in Mathematics has on teaching ...