Research Papers/Topics in Art Education

Effectiveness Of Government Circular Number 4 Of 2012 In Controlling Truancy: A Case Of Mbeya Rural Community Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the effectiveness of the Government Circular Number 4 of 2012 in controlling the truancy of form four students in community secondary schools in Mbeya Rural District. The study was guided by the Hierarchy of needs theory. The study mainly used a qualitative approach and supported with some elements of quantitative research. A total sample of 262 respondents was involved in the study. The study employed interview, documentary review, focused group disc...

The Influence Of Pre- Primary Education Experience On Literacy Skills Development Among Primary School Pupils In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This was a univariate study which examined the influence of pre-primary education experience on literacy skills development among 473 primary grades 1-3 pupils. The first research question investigated the difference in literacy skill development with pre-primary school attendance. A two-way ANOVA revealed that the main effect for pre-school attendance, on literacy skill achievement was not significant F (1, 473) = .32, p = .57,. The second research question investigated the effect o...

The Influence Of Open Performance Review And Appraisal System (Opras) On Improvement Of Teacher’s Job Perfomance In Secondary Schools: A Case Of Nyamagana District

ABSTRACT The general objective of this study was to investigate the influence of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System on Improvement of Teacher‟s Job Performance of Secondary Schools in Nyamagana District. This was due to the hope that the findings obtained will form a base for further studies; inform policy makers and stakeholders on how to make effective uses of OPRAS. The research employed cross-section survey design and data were attained from 50 teachers, 10 heads of schools, D...

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES TO COPE WITH THE USE OF ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN HISTORY SUBJECT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THE CASE OF MOROGORO DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The present study intended to investigate how teachers and students in secondary schools experience learning through English language which the medium of instruction and the strategies they employ in order to successfully understand their subjects. It addresses the problem of learning subject content in contexts where English is a foreign language to students. The theoretical framework to guide this study includes: A socio-cultural perspective on learning which was chosen as a frame ...

Parents’ Involvement In Supporting Literacy Skills Development To Pre-Primary School Children In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study investigated parents’ involvement in supporting literacy skills development to pre-primary school children in Tanzania. The study employed Epstein’s Theory of Parental Involvement. The study was conducted in Butiama district in Mara region, involving 32 parents: 19 males and 13 females. It employed purposive and snowball sampling techniques to obtain respondents. Furthermore, the study employed case study research design in which participatory observation and unstructu...

Towards Provision Of Qualityguidance And Counseling Services In Zanzibar Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT This study explored the provision of quality school guidance and counseling services in secondary schools in Micheweni District at north region in Pemba Island located in Zanzibar. The study aimed to examine the roles and responsibilities of school counselors, identify problems facing school guidance and counseling services, and then establish measures to improve the provision of guidance and counseling services in Zanzibar schools. The study employed descriptive survey design using ...

The Role Of Self-Directed Professional Development Approach On Primary School Teachers’ Career Development In Kilosa District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study explored the role of self-directed professional development approach on primary school teachers’ career development in Kilosa district. The study employed a case study design using a qualitative research approach. A total of 41 respondents including primary school teachers, head teachers, and Educational Officer were involved. Purposive and snowball sampling was used to obtain the study participants. The semi-structured interview and the open-ended questionnaires were th...

Effectiveness Of Performance Review And Appraisal System On Public Ordinary Secondary Schools In Tanzania. A Case Of Tabora Municipality

ABSTRACT This study aimed at investigating effectiveness of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS) in public ordinary secondary schools of Tanzania particularly Tabora Municipality. The study was inspired by the belief that through its findings useful data can be generated. The specific objectives of the study were to: Assess teachers‟ perception on Open Performance Review and Appraisal system; Investigate teachers‟ conception on the effectiveness of Open Performance Review ...

Challenges Affecting Job Performance Among Secondaryschool Teachers In Kilosa District

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to identify the challenges affecting job performance among the secondary school teachers in Kilosa District. This study was guided by Herzberg Motivation Theory. The study employed qualitative and quantitative approaches. A sample of 79 which comprised 12 head teachers and 67teachers were used. Purposive and random techniques were used to obtain the sample. Data were collected through questionnaires interviews and documentary review. Qualitative data a...

Impact Of Fee Free Primary Education On Pupils’ Enrollment And School Physical Facilities In Ikungi District Of Singida Region In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study investigated the impact of Fee Free Primary Education (FFPE) on pupils‟ enrollment and school physical facilities in Ikungi District of Singida Region in Tanzania. Specifically, the study examined the impact of FFPE on pupils‟ enrollment, determined availability of physical facilities as well as exploring the school strategic responses to the problem of inadequate physical facilities. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design using a mixed research approach. D...

Sustainingtheschool Feeding Program: A Case Of Selected Public Primary Schools Which Are Financed By Donors In Mkalama District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study investigated sustaining the school feeding programme in Mkalama District, Tanzania. The study adopted cross-sectional survey design, through qualitative research supported with some elements of quantitative research approach. It was conducted in three primary schools selected in urban and rural areas. The study was guided by Vroom Expectancy Theory of Motivation which focuses on the idea that people believe, there are relationships between the efforts they put forth, the p...

Effectiveness Of Inspectorate Department In Improving The Quality Of Secondary Education In Zanzibar The Case Of Magharibi District

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effectiveness of the inspectorate department in improving the quality of secondary education in Zanzibar. The study essentially explored how stakeholders perceived the roles of the educational inspectorate. Furthermore, the study examined how school inspectors facilitated quality instruction, enhanced learning outcomes, and promoted the professional development of teachers. The study was guided by Taylors (1911) theory of Scientific Management. Besides, t...

The Role Of Family Atmosphere Towards Students’ Learning Achievement In Public Secondary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT The significant contribution of the family to students’ learning creates a requirement of research to illuminate the different ways through which family can create positive contributions. With that understanding, this study assessed the role of family atmosphere towards students’ learning achievement in public secondary schools in Tanzania. It focused on three specific objectives that focused on understanding the family factors that stimulate students’ efforts in learning achi...

Effectiveness Of School Committees In Implementing Set Roles And Responsibilities In Rural Primary Schools: A Case Of Njombe Rural District Council, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study assessed the effectiveness of school committees in implementing set roles and responsibilities in rural primary schools in Njombe Rural District. Five primary schools from Njombe District were involved for data collection. The study employed a descriptive research survey design, and a mixed research approaches were used for data collection and analysis. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews and documentary review from a sample of 41respondents, i.e. 35 sch...

Challenges Facing Adult Learners In Formal Secondary Education In Kibaha Town Council

ABSTRACT This qualitative study explored the challenges facing adult learners in formal secondary education in five wards in Kibaha town council, Tanzania. 54 respondents were involved for data collection, including 27 males and 27 females. The specific objectives were: to determine relationship between adult learners‟ characteristics and academic performance; to assess the social-cultural situation mediating adult learners‟ academic performance; and to examine institutional factors imped...


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