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Title:
EXPRESSION OF MORAL VALUES TAUGHT IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUBJECT BY SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN RONGAI SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

Authors:
Daniel K. Chesaro

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Daniel K. Chesaro
Kenyatta University, Kenya

MLA 8
Chesaro, Daniel K. "EXPRESSION OF MORAL VALUES TAUGHT IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUBJECT BY SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN RONGAI SUB-COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 7143-7151, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=545. Accessed Dec. 2019.
APA
Chesaro, D. (2019, December). EXPRESSION OF MORAL VALUES TAUGHT IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUBJECT BY SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN RONGAI SUB-COUNTY, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(12), 7143-7151. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=545
Chicago
Chesaro, Daniel K. "EXPRESSION OF MORAL VALUES TAUGHT IN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SUBJECT BY SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN RONGAI SUB-COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 12 (December 2019), 7143-7151. Accessed December, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=545.

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Abstract:
Cases of indiscipline such as student unrest, alcohol and drug abuse, truancy, and violence have risen in the Kenyan secondary school setting. This trend has raised questions regarding the role Christian Religious Education (C.R.E) in shaping the moral character of the youth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which secondary school students in Rongai SubCounty express the moral values taught in the C.R.E. subjects. The research involved 4 discipline masters, 4 subject heads of C.R.E and 91 form-four students taking the C.R.E subject from 4 public secondary schools in Rongai Sub-County. Questionnaires were used to collect data from the subject heads and students while interviews were used to collect more information from the discipline masters. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions and percentages. Qualitative descriptions were also used in the presentation of data. Results established that C.R.E plays a significant role in shaping the moral character of students by providing them with an opportunity to learn and express themselves morally. Christian Religious Education is an effective means of making students acquire and express moral values. Based on these findings, the study recommends that C.R.E be a made a compulsory subject in secondary schools and the implementation of its curriculum be effectively supported.