Kenya Education Staff Institute Curriculum Management  Question Paper

Exam Name: Curriculum Management 

Course:

Institution/Board: Kenya Education Staff Institute

Exam Year:2007

REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

KENYA EDUCATION STAFF INSTITUTE
MTAMA ROAD, PARKLANDS
P.O. Box 62592
NAIROBI

MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR HEADTEACHERS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
(15TH - 28TH APRIL, 2007)

CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT

Duration: 2 hours

Instructions:
This paper consists of section A and B

Answer all questions in section A and 3 questions in Section B

SECTION A - 40 MARKS
Answer all questions in this section.

1.
a. In your capacity as an internal Quality Assurance and Standard Officer, explain how you would establish an internal curriculum assessment mechanism in a new primary school. (15 marks)

b. List 5 areas/items that should be assessed/inspected and state what aspects should be inspected. (10mks)

c. State and explain five roles of subject panel in curriculum Development in Kenya Institute of Education. (10mks)

d. Outline five roles of the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standard in Curriculum development in Implementation. (5mks)

SECTION B - 60 MARKS

This section consists of four questions. Answer any three.

QUESTION ONE
i. What do you understand by the following terms:-
a. Education (2mks)
b. Curriculum (2mks)

ii. State and explain three elements and three dimensions of school curriculum (12mks)

iii. State four core functions of Kenya Institute of Education in curriculum development (4mks)

QUESTION TWO
Describe the curriculum development process (20mks)

QUESTION THREE
i. Differentiate between
a. The diagnostic and summative evaluation (3mks)
b. Reliability and validity of an examination (3mks)

ii. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of an examination (10mks)

iii. State four characteristics of a good examination (4mks)

QUESTION FOUR
i. Define the following:
a. Multi-grade learning
b. Mobile school
c. Double shift learning
d. Distance learning
e. Accelerated learning 2mks each = 10marks

ii. Mr. Mjuaji is a newly appointed headteacher of Wajuaji primary school. The school is faced with acute shortage of teachers and very low enrollment. He intends to introduce multi-grade teaching in the school and he approaches you as an experienced headteacher who has undergone K.E.S.I management course and seeks your advice.
What would you advise him on the advantages and challenges of multi-grade teaching? (10mks)



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