SCHOOL CLIMATE AND VOCABULARY BUILDING IN ENGLISH AT PRIMARY SCHOOLS
The study examined the influence that school climate has on students vocabulary building. Teaching and learning of English as a second language has many complexities around it. Schools climate as a whole contributes towards students’ vocabulary gains. This study explored the association of school climate factors such as school environment, teacher proficiency in language vocabulary, textbooks and resources such as library, audio-video materials with students’ vocabulary building. The study adopted a correlation survey design to gather data on school climate and student vocabulary building. The study analysis showed strong correlation at 0.01 level significant among all factors. The correlation was significant from the perceptions of teachers and students. Results indicated that school climate has strong positive relation with English language building of students and teachers alike. Therefore improvement in learning English could be expedite by improving school climate in
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