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Teachers' Perceptions on the Influence of Life Skills Education on Moral Behavior among Students in Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Case Study of Emuhaya Sub County

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)

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Page : 623-629

Keywords : Teachers Perceptions; influence Life Skills Education; Moral Behavior; Students; Secondary Schools; Kenya; Emuhaya Sub County;

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Cases of adolescent pregnancy, abortion, dropout, alcoholism, early marriages, drug abuse, HIV and Aids including STIs prevalence among students in secondary schools have increased. The secondary school life skills education handbook remains silent on moral behavior. In Emuhaya Sub County, approximately 55% of individuals had their first experience of sexual intercourse before the age of 15, an indication of early sexual debut. The dropout rate of students is 45.3% and 89% of teenagers below 21 years participate in crime. What is unknown is teachers? perceptions on the influence of life skills education on moral behavior among students in secondary schools in Emuhaya sub county - Kenya. The objective of the study was to establish the extent to which teachers are trained to teach life skills education with an emphasis on moral behavior. The findings indicated that Heads of Department and teachers slightly agree on the influence of teachers training in life skills education with the emphasis on moral behavior with the overall mean of 2.36. In conclusion the Ministry of Education should look into training of teachers in Life skills Education afresh and ensure there is emphasis on moral behavior.

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