FACTORS INFLUENCING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN MOGADISHU, SOMALIA Daud Mohamed Makaran A Research Project Submitted to the Department of Educational Administration and Planning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Education in Curriculum Studies UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 2015
ii DECLARATION This research project is my original work and has not been presented for a degree in any other university. _____________________________ Daud Mohamed Makaran E55/75699/2014 This research project has been submitted for examination with our approval as university supervisors. ________________________________ Dr. Mercy Mugambi Lecturer Department of Educational Administration and Planning University of Nairobi ________________________________________ Dr. Lucy Njagi Lecturer Department of Educational Administration and Planning University of Nairobi
iii DEDICATION I dedicate this project to my beloved parents: Dahabo Mu,min and Mohamed Makaran whose tireless effort and determination laid down the foundation of my education.
iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My sincere gratitude goes to Allah, the almighty, for His grace that granted me the power and insight to complete this work. I would like to acknowledge and thank a number of people who contributed to this study in various ways. Special thanks to Prof. Winston Akala, Dr. Grace Nyagah and Dr. Ibrahim Khatete of the Department of Educational Administration and Planning University of Nairobi for the assistance they have given me during the course work. I would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement of my supervisors, Dr. Mercy Mugambi and Dr. Lucy Njagi for their sound advice and valuable guidance. For their efforts and assistance during data collection period, and special thanks go to the Ministry of Education of Somalia. Sincere gratitude goes to the Curriculum Experts in Somalia and teachers who responded to my data collection instruments. My family and my dear wife, Amina, deserve special gratitude for their physical and psychological support that kept me focused and determined. And also my colleague deserves special appreciation for editing the final work. Last but not least, I am very grateful to CFBT for financing my studies and supporting me morally.
v ABSTRACT This study sought to examine factors that influence curriculum development process in secondary education in Somalia. The objectives of the study were; to determine influences of societal needs, skills of experts, political forces, resources and Somali culture on curriculum development process. Descriptive survey was employed to design this study. Qualitative research paradigm was used in order to capture relevant information. The target population for this study was 2,472 respondents who comprised of curriculum experts and teachers from Banadir Region. Among this target population sample size was selected from curriculum experts (25) and teachers (80) using stratified random sampling technique. The study employed three research instruments; questionnaire, participant observation schedule and document analysis guide. Data were analysed using
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