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Volume 5 - Issue 10 (October 2016)


An Evaluation on how National Conferences Affect Curriculum Implementation in Enhancing Professional Development of Head Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Central Region , Kenya
Karanvja Betty, Dr Ruth W, Thinguri and Muthee John
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Index: 10.183x/A51008 aned
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which national conferences affect curriculum implementation in enhancing professional development of head teachers in public secondary schools in central region, Kenya. The objective of the study was to establish how national conferences affect curriculum implementation in enhancing professional development of head teachers in central region in Kenya. Mixed methodology and concurrent triangulation design were used in the study .The study used dynamic theory on professional development and supers theory of professional development. The target population was all the 637 head teachers all the 650 deputy head teachers ,all the 637 BOM members 14000teachers ,36 education officials making a total of15960 participants. The sample population included 242 head teachers' 242 deputy head teachers 242 BOM members 375 teachers and 28 education officials making a total of 1129 participants. The study used questionnaires for the head teachers and deputy head teachers interview schedules and focus discussion groups for quality assurance officers and county directors of education respectively. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data and data presented in frequency tables. The theories used clearly demonstrated the role of conferences in school management and professional development. The study found out that the head teachers' conferences provide an opportunity for them to converge and there is a evidence linking head teachers conferences with professional development in the area of curriculum diversity. Professional development is vital in improving and maintaining the changing dynamics of the society that requires that head teachers keep abreast of what is happening and how o integrate it with the curriculum. The study recommended that some of the skills trained at the conferences should cover pertinent but not commonly offered skills during academic processes, and that they should involve adequate directions in fostering curriculum diversity and development and even how to effectively implement it in their respective schools.
Author Keywords:- Conference, professional development, curriculum , implementation a, head teacher, evaluation
e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 08
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An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Human Capital Capacity and Provision of Holistic Education in Universities in Nairobi, Kenya.
Muthee John, Dr Ruth Thinguri, Karanja Betty
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Index: 10.183x/B5100917 aned
For quality learning to take place, there should be enough provision of intellectual ability commitment disposition of knowledge and skills among the institutions members of staff. The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship between Human capital capacity and provision of holistic education in Universities in Nairobi Kenya. The objective of the study was to examine the influence of Human capital capacity on the provision of holistic education in universities in Kenya. The study employed mixed methodology and concurrent triangulation design. It was carried out in public Universities in Nairobi Kenya. The target population was 30 members of the senate from the 7 Universities targeted,30 members of nonteaching staff and 140 lecturers and 2200 students giving a total of 2400 participants. The study employed questionnaires for the University senate members and the lecturers and interview schedules for the non – teaching members of staff. Descriptive and inferential statistics like frequency tables, graphs and tables were used to present data. The holistic theory used in the study proves the main idea that learning effectively need to be activated on individual capacity that contains holistic aspect and that quantity and quality are necessary The institutional theory used agrees that institutional environment can strongly influence the individual development of a learner. The study found out that human capital capacity towards provision of holistic education has to do with the degree of competence in leadership as well as service delivery to improve learning and holistic education, and that although there is significant relationship between Human capital capacity and holistic education, there were low levels of satisfaction with University Management to address holistic education. The study recommended that there is need for the Universities to enhance the capability of Human capital capacity to enhance holistic education.
Author Keywords:- Holistic education , Human capital , capacity, University Management, Resources, Provision.
e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 09
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An Analysis and Reduction of Fractional Brownian motion Noise in Biomedical Images Using Curvelet Transform and Various Filtering and Thresholding Techniques
S.Vanitha, R.Rajeswari and D.Ebenezer
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Index: 10.183x/C5101827 aned
The application of image restoration is not limited to the case of medical images especially in case of high resolution brain MRI images. The fractional Brownian motion noise present in these images affects certain important features which are needed for the proper diagnosis of brain diseases. Removal of fBm noise in these images is a kind of difficulty the researcher experiences. This paper investigates the various noise reduction techniques for reducing the fractional Brownian motion noise by using curvelet transform, various filtering techniques such as bilateral filter, trilateral filter, thresholding techniques like VisuShrink, NeighShrink and BayesShrink. The performance of all these techniques is analyzed using PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio), SSIM (Structural Similarity Index Metric), FD (Fractal Dimension), IEF (Image Enhancement Factor) and time elapsed.The performance of discrete curvelet transform, NeighShrinkand VisuShrink methods are found to be similar and relatively better than other techniques in terms of PSNR and SSIM. But curvelet transform requires increased computation time than other noise reduction techniques.
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e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 10
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First Study on the Diagnosis of Cysticercosis by PCR Method In Cote D'ivoire.
Yapo- Crezoit Antoinette, Coulibaly Ngolo David, Kpan Eudes, Ronan Jambou, Djaman Allico Joseph
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Index:10.183x/D5102835 aned
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by cysticerci larvae development in an organism. This parasite infects both pigs and that man is reported endemic in several countries in South and Central America, Asia and Africa. These larvae can localize to the central nervous system, eyes, muscles and subcutaneous tissues. Its location is more common in the central nervous system and is the severity of cysticercosis. In sub- Saharan Africa it is known as the most common cause of epilepsy. The Ivory Coast is immune to these diseases morbidity is high. To set up a monitoring program for these diseases, several research teams have examined the question of the place of cysticercosis in the occurrence of epilepsy. Molecular methods based on DNA detection cysticercus are in place for the detection of Neurocysticercosis. This is the real-time PCR and conventional PCR using the pair of primers COXI-B / S-COXI producing amplicons of 113pb.
Author Keywords: - Cysticercosis , PCR ,Côte d'Ivoire.
e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 08
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Cost Control of Unit Generation by Improvement of Gross Heat Rate in Coal Based Thermal Power Plant
Syed Azam Pasha Quadri, DaramVenkata Narayana, P.Chandra Kumar
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Index: 10.183x/E5103650 aned
Performance optimization for lowest unit cost of generation is the key objective of all progressive utilities of the world. Awareness for early implementation of "Efficiency and heat rate improvement programme" is increasing due to competitive prices as well as growing concern for sustainable development and eco-friendly power generation. Heat rate improvement is one of source reduce the unit generation cost by effective utilisation of heat generation and minimisation of the losses.
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e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 15
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Design of Compact Sierpeinsiki Fractal Antenna Using Computational Technique
ROOPA.R, DR.Y.S.KUMARSWAM
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Index: 10.183x/F5105157 aned
Wireless communications with optimized device and enhanced performance have been a crucial part of technology in the last few decades .Antenna's play an important role in an wireless communication system as it converts the electronic signals into Electromagnetic Waves efficiently with minimum loss and transmit and receive signals from free space. Traditionally different antenna's are required for different applications i.e. they operate at a single or dual frequency bands. In reality , an antenna is needed which is compact and can operate in multiple frequency for different kinds of applications. But in multiband behavior ,antenna requires a large space and hence limited frequency. To overcome problem in multiband antenna, , different method of antenna design has been proposed and designed, in which an antenna consists of same shapes of different scales in the antenna geometry it self which is known as Fractal antenna .In this paper we propose an antenna in the form of sierpinski Square fractal antenna ,which can operate in multiband frequency in the range of 2GHz to 8.2 GHz using computational technique FEM-HFSSV13 Simulator is iterated upto three iterations to achieve enhanced performance parameters such as minimum return loss and enhanced bandwidth and gain . The simulated results are compared with the fabricated results.
Author Keywords:- Multiband, Sierpinski Fractal antenna, Return Loss, Band width, gain.
e-ISSN: 2319-183X, p-ISSN: 2319-1821 Source Type: Journal Original Language: English
Document Type: Article Number of pages: 07
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