International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Overcoming the Challenges Facing Secondary Schools Teachers in Using Christian Religious Education to Convey Values to Students in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya
Kutto Naomi Jebungei

This paper examines the challenges facing teachers in using the Christian Religious Education (CRE) to convey values to students. It also attempts to proffer ways to overcoming those challenges. The paper is based on a study conducted among chosen secondary schools in Eldoret Municipality. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study population comprised 30 secondary schools, 60 CRE teachers and 1416 Form Four CRE students in Eldoret Municipality. Stratified sampling was used to stratify the schools into National, Provincial and District categories. Purposive sampling was used to choose the one and only National school in the municipality and simple random sampling to get a sample of 10 secondary schools. Systematic sampling was used to choose a sample of 240 students for the study. Two CRE teachers were purposely picked from the sampled schools to form a sample of 20 teachers. Data was collected using questionnaires, interview schedule and an observation schedule and descriptive statistics was employed to analyse the data. The study established that teachers faced challenges such as lack of in-service training on methodology and new approaches. The author recommended that KIE should redesign the curriculum to incorporate more content on values; the teachers to be in-serviced to equip them with skills on valuing methods; and learning institutions to incorporate curriculum on values in their respective disciplines.

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