Influence of the School on Langauge Acquistion and Development tin the light of Pre- Primary school Children in Mathira East District, Kenya

Leah. M. Njiru, Maina N. Moses, Samuel. W. Kaniaru


The problem of the Kenyan pre- primary school pupils can be seen or heard in various media outlets. Schools in urban areas seem favored compared to those in rural areas. Urban areas attract better social amenities and therefore better employees making them receive better quality teachers. The support for pre-primary schools, by the government is very little. In most urban areas parents have higher incomes, can afford books and children are cultured speaking other languages unlike the rural areas where the children first learn their mother tongue. The schools in rural areas teach other languages like English and Kiswahili as a second language. The learning as a second language compounded with lack of adequate resources and ill- trained teachers make it more difficult for pre- primary school going children to learn language competencies.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n5p153

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