Influence of school management practices on implementation of safety standards policy in public secondary schools in Kenya: case of Machakos county

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dc.contributor.author Mutiso, Penninah
dc.contributor.author Maithya, Redempta
dc.contributor.author Cheloti, Selpher K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-04T12:26:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-04T12:26:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Creative Research and Studies, Volume-3 Issue-4 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0249-4655
dc.identifier.uri https://ijcrs.org/issue_image/IJCRS-3.04.10.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4456
dc.description.abstract Despite existence of safety policies in secondary schools in Kenya, student mortality rates are estimated to be on the rise from 3% to 7% annually. This study therefore, investigated school management practices as a predictor variable in the implementation of safety standards in public secondary schools in Machakos County. The study adopted purposive, stratified and simple random sampling techniques in which a sample size of 11 school heads, 44 teachers and 264 students was drawn from 35 public secondary schools in Machakos County, Kenya. Questionnaire and observation checklist were used to collect data. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive, correlation and regression analysis while, the qualitative data from open-ended questions was analyzed thematically and presented using descriptive statistics. The results revealed that school management practices in the County such as; allocation of adequate funds and system support had a significant influence in coordination of implementation, evaluation and control of safety standards in public secondary schools. However, the findings showed that: the school heads lacked security plans or effective ways of sensitizing students and the staff on safety standards; Quality Assurance and Standards Officers (QASOs) from the Ministry of Education neither visited schools nor facilitated training on disaster management as required. Based on these findings school management should frequently organize seminars for training staff and school workers on disaster management. In addition, there is need for QASOs and school heads to intensify supervision in schools and create awareness on the need for school safety among staff and students. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Management Practices en_US
dc.subject Implementing School Safety Standards Policy en_US
dc.subject Safe School Environment en_US
dc.subject Safety Standards Awareness en_US
dc.title Influence of school management practices on implementation of safety standards policy in public secondary schools in Kenya: case of Machakos county en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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