Mark W. Muvango, F. C. Indoshi, M. O. Okwara, David Okoti


Media enhanced interest of learners enlivened the classroom and improved learning outcome. Despite use of media in teaching and learning, English language registered dismal performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations in Kakamega East Sub-County, Kenya. The decline was attributed to inappropriate and non-use of media in the curriculum. The purpose of the study was to establish perceptions of teachers on media use in teaching and learning of English language in public secondary schools in Kakamega East Sub-County. Specific objective of the study was to establish: perceptions of teachers on media use in teaching and learning of English language. The study revealed that teaching while incorporating appropriate media enhanced academic performance in the curriculum. The study used descriptive survey design. Romiszowski (1992) Conceptual Framework was used to establish perceptions of teachers on media use in teaching and learning of English language. The study population consisted of 23 head teachers, 46 teachers of English and 1500 Form Two students. Saturated sampling technique was used to select a sample of 20 head teachers and 40 teachers of English. Simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 500 Form Two students. Piloting of instruments was done on 10% of the population. Research instruments were questionnaire, document analysis guide, observation schedule and interview schedule. Content validity was attained by presenting research instruments to three experts in Department of Educational Communication Technology and Curriculum Studies. Quantitative data was collected from closed questionnaire items which were tallied and presented using frequency counts, percentages and means. Qualitative data was transcribed and organized into categories, subcategories and themes. The findings of the study showed that media use enabled learners to conceptualize abstract concepts and increased rate of retention in the curriculum. The study therefore recommended that teachers should use media appropriately to improve learning outcome in teaching and learning of English language.


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