Kapkiai Charles Kipkoech


The study analyzed teacher spending of instructional time in public secondary schools. Objectives were to examine; teacher preparation, teaching interruptions and teachers’ commitment. Pickle Jar Theory was applied. Research design was descriptive survey, while stratified random sampling was used to select 23 schools from 75. Questionnaires, interview schedule and document analysis were used. Validity was checked by expert review, test re-test technique was done for reliability. Results were presented using; frequency, percentages, tables and statements. Major finding was teaching interruptions reduce teaching time. Main recommendation was teachers shouldn’t allow unplanned activities. Findings and recommendations will be useful to teachers.


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