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American Journal of Educational Research. 2021, 9(10), 633-638
DOI: 10.12691/education-9-10-5
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Women Opportunities to Show Talents in Leadership Positions in Primary Schools in Maralal Zone Samburu County, Kenya

Leseeto Elijah Kusuya1 and Paul Edabu2,

1School of Education, Mount Kenya University, P.O. Box 342-01000, Thika, Kenya

2Faculty of Education, Muni University, P.O. Box 726, Arua, Uganda

Pub. Date: October 24, 2021

Cite this paper:
Leseeto Elijah Kusuya and Paul Edabu. Women Opportunities to Show Talents in Leadership Positions in Primary Schools in Maralal Zone Samburu County, Kenya. American Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9(10):633-638. doi: 10.12691/education-9-10-5

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of women opportunities to show talents in leadership position in primary schools in Maralal zone Samburu County, Kenya. The study was guided by Educational Change Theory by Fullan’s and the gender, educational and management theory by Wallace’s. The study used the mixed method research approach which combines quantitative and qualitative approaches. The Descriptive survey design was used. The study population involved 26 head teachers and 26 deputies totaling to 52. Purposive sampling was used. Questionnaires and interview guide form were used to collect data in this study. The quantitative and qualitative data was analyzed using descriptive (mean, standard Deviation) and inferential statistics (Pearson Product Moment). The findings indicate that results were statistically significant (p-value = 0.002<0.05) that there was a significant influence of women opportunities to show talents on their leadership position in public primary schools. The findings revealed that women opportunity to show their talents in leadership positions had not been fully achieved in public primary schools. The findings conclude that there few female staff who have opportunity to show their potential talents in their leadership positions due to male dormance in leadership position in public primary schools in Maralal zone Samburu County, Kenya. The study recommends that government and other gender related Non – governmental organizations should encourage stake holders to follow the policy and improve on the self-esteem of women so as to encourage them for management positions in their schools.

Keywords:
influence opportunities talents and women’s leadership positions

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