Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Teachers’ Perceptions On The Use Of Information And Communication Technology As Teaching And Learning Tool In Public Secondary Schools In Tanzania: A Case Of Butiama District In Mara Region

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers‘ perceptions on using Information and communication technology as a tool for teaching and learning in public secondary schools at Butiama District in Mara Region. Specifically, the study explored the availability of ICT tools, teachers‘ skills on the use of ICT and perceptions on the use of ICT as teaching tool in public secondary schools. The study employed descriptive design, while mixed research approach was used. Data...

The Contribution Of Traditional Games In Developing Children‟S Numeracy Skills In Pre-Primary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study explored the contribution of traditional games in developing children‟s numerical skills in pre-primary schools in Tanzania. The study was conducted in six public primary schools in Rombo District of Kilimanjaro Region involving 28 participants. This sample composed of 18 teachers (female), 10 parents (3 male and 7 females) and pre-primary children. The study employed purposive sampling to obtain pre-primary school teachers and convenience sampling technique for sel...

Teachers` Use Of Project-Based Approach To Enhance Learning: A Case Of Selected Secondary Schools In Chamwino District In Dodoma, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Efforts for enhancing students’ learning in schools through integration of effective pedagogies such as project activities are the global concern. Project-based approach (PBA) is conceived to be the most effective pedagogies for meaningful learning when appropriately used. This study investigated teachers’ use of the PBA in the teaching and learning process to surface appropriate measures to effectively use the approach. Specifically, the study examined teachers’ perceptio...

Perceived Effects Of Extra Tuition On Academic Performance In Public Secondary Schools Matungulu Sub-County Machakos County

ABSTRACTThe practice of extra tuition is a phenomenon which has prevailed in Kenyan schools despite the repeated ban by the government. The purpose of the study was to establish the perceived effects of extra tuition on academic performance in Matungulu Sub-County, Machakos County. Descriptive survey design was used for the study. 10 schools (representing 30% of the population) were randomly sampled for this study. A total of 250 respondents participated in the study. They included 10 princip...

Factors Influencing Poor Pass Rate Among Ordinary Level Accounting Learners In Munyikwa Cluster

ABSTRACT The study focused on the factors influencing the poor pass rate among Ordinary level Accounting learners in Munyikwa cluster. The researcher used a descriptive survey in order to get detailed information on participants in relation to poor pass rate. Purposive sampling technique was used to select heads of schools, accounting teachers and form four accounting learners who were participants in the study. The researcher used semi-structured interviews, observation schedule and doc...

The Problems Faced By Form Four Pupils In Writing A Narrative Composition In Bulilima District, Plumtree, Matabeleland South Province

ABSTRACT This study explored the problems faced by form four pupils in writing a narrative composition in three schools in Bulilima district in Plumtree in Matabeleland South Province. The thrust of his study was to explore the problems faced by form four pupils in writing a narrative composition and the possible solutions that can be employed in order to solve these problems. Questionnaires and interviews were used as research instruments and the questionnaires were administered to bot...

Challenges Associated With the Implementation of Fashion And Fabrics Curriculum in Secondary Schools in nkayi disrtict in matabeleland north province.

ABSTRACT The study aimed at assessing and describing the challenges associated with the implementation of Fashion and Fabrics curriculum in secondary schools in Nkayi district in Matabeleland North province in Zimbabwe. A descriptive survey research design was used in the study. The population comprised of twenty fashion and fabrics teachers, ten practical department heads of department and ten secondary school heads. Simple random sampling was used to come up with respondents for the r...

The Assessment of the challenges faced by learners in mastering Ndebele proverbs in Insiza district in Matabeleland South in Zimbabwe .

Table of ContentsDEDICATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…….iACKNOWLEDGEMENTS……….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………iiABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..iiiLIST OF T...

An Investigation Into The Causes Of Learners’ Negative Attitude Towards History At Secondary School Level In Mount Darwin Rural District Schools

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine the causes of learners’ negative attitudes towards History at Secondary School level in Mount Darwin District Rural Schools. The study also offers the ways that can be used to improve learners’ attitudes. Mount Darwin District has 47 Secondary Schools. For the purpose of this study the researcher focused on 3 rural schools only. The researcher used a sample of 45 learners, 15 teachers and 3 Heads of Departments’ .The descriptive survey research...

Challenges Faced By L1 Shona Teachers Teaching English To L1 Tonga Primary School Students: A Case Of Nenyunka Primary School

ABSTRACTThis research project was an endeavor to map out the challenges that L1 Shona teachers facedwhen teaching English to L1 Tonga students with special reference to Nenyunka Primary School.The researcher used the Case Study design where she used three research instruments namely thequestionnaire, interview and the observation. The research focused on 7 infant level teachers and60 pupils from grades 1-3. The researcher gathered that there was a learning barrier between theteachers and thei...

An investigation into prevalence of verbal harassment among students of Gokwe North District with particular reference to Chireya zone

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to explore the prevalence of verbal harassment among students of Gokwe North District with particular reference to Chireya zone. The researcher used a descriptive survey design in this research. The research was based on a sample of twenty-four student who participated in a focus group discussion, thirty-five teachers who answered questionnaires and from these thirty-five teachers, eight class teachers responded to an interview and these participants were dr...

Factors that contribute to the high dropout rate of the girl child in the senior grades of the Primary Schools In Mola Cluster, Kariba District

ABSTRACTThe research study was based on the factors that contribute to the high dropout rate of the girlchild in senior grades of the primary in Mola Cluster in Kariba District. The study employed thedescriptive design. The sample consisted of thirty-six teachers and sixteen girl dropouts. Thethirty six teachers completed questionnaires whilst the sixteen girl dropouts participated in thefocus group discussion. Teachers were randomly selected and girl dropouts were purposivelyselected. Data w...

An investigation into the challenges faced by nomadic learners of Namibia in meeting their educational provision.

ABSTRACTThe study explored into the challenges encountered by the nomadic learners (Himba and Zemba)of Namibia in meeting their educational provision. A descriptive survey design was employed tocollect information. The sample comprised 29 teachers and 7 nomadic learners, hence the studyhad 36 respondents. The sampling technique was convenience and the data were collected usinginterviews and questionnaires as research instruments. The interview was face to face and semistructured.The collected...

Methodology Of Organic Chemistry Practicals At The Tertiary Level

ABSTRACTThe quest for the improvement in students' performance based upon their learning efforts in chemistry has continued unabated. This quest has led to the uncovering of new needs which con ameliorate both the teaching and learning transactions. Derived from theoretical and empirical work, the new needs, include the enjoyment of practicals, provision in lecturer-student interaction, and student involvement in decision taking. The present study is aimed at designing, implementing and...

Challenges Faced By Schools In The Implementation Of Inclusive Education. A Case Study Of Muzvezve Cluster In Mhondoro- Ngezi District.

Introduction 11.2 Background of the study 11.3 Statement of the problem 31.4 Research questions 31.5 Research objectives 41.6 Significance of the study 41.7 Delimitations 41.8 Assumptions 51.9 Limitations 51.10 Definition of terms 61.11 Summary 7viii2.1 Introduction 82.2 Background 82.3 Inclusive education in Zimbabwe 92.4 Character of inclusive education 102.5 What are the reasons for inclusion 112.6 Requirements for successful inclusive education systems 132.7 Various researches on the chal...


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