Research Papers/Topics in Educational Studies

Analysis Of How Feminists‟ Views Have Affected Fashion And Dress: A Case Of Female Students At A Tertiary Institution In Gweru

ABSTRACT This research sought to find out how the views of feminist female students at a tertiary institution in Gweru affected their choice of fashion and dress as well as how to minimize friction resulting from female students‟ freedom of choice of dress being infringed upon. It aimed to establish the underlying reasons for students‟ views that affected their dress, in answer to the main research question which was, “How have feminists‟ views affected dress and fashion?” It a...

Students’ Socio-Cultural Background And Counselling Seeking In Higher Learning Institutions In Tanzania: A Case Of The University Of Dodoma

ABSTRACT Counselling services in higher learning institutions are very important and inevitable for smoothening students’ social and academic adjustment as well as career development. Socio–cultural background of the students has great contributions in influencing their counselling seeking behaviours in higher learning. This study assessed the influence of students’ socio-cultural backgrounds towards counselling seeking in higher learning institutions by drawing examples from the ...

Using Video Content To Teach Geography Topics For Secondary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning activities has been essential to all education system in the world. Despite its importance the use of ICT in teaching and learning activities is still less emphasized in Tanzania secondary schools. Teachers still concentrate on teaching through traditional approach. This study was aimed at assessing the viability of using video content to teach geography at secondary school level. The findings f...

Tanzanian Teachers’ Perceptions On The Use Of English As Medium Of Instruction In Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT The major aim of this study was to find out Tanzanian teachers’ perceptions on the use of English as medium of instruction (MOI) in secondary schools. The study found out how teachers’ understand the issues related to MOI; teachers’ perceptions on using English as a MOI; and teachers’ suggestions about the solutions to the problems of MOI. The study was guided by phenomenography theory developed by Ference Marton 1981.The study employed phenomenographic study design. T...

Impact Of Child Labour On Pupils’ Attendance A Case Of Selected Primary Schools In Lushoto District,Tanzania

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of child labour on pupils’ attendance; in selected primary schools at Lushoto District, Tanga. Specifically, it examined the magnitude of child labour, nature of pupils’ child labour and its effects on school attendance as well as stakeholders’ perceptions on child labour effects on pupils’ attendance. The study employed qualitative research approach with some quantitative elements. Besides the study used cross -section research design....

Factors Influencing Career Uncertainty Among Pre-Service Undergraduate Student-Teachers In Tanzania: A Case Of The University Of Dodoma

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the factors influencing career uncertainty among pre-service undergraduate student teachers in the College of Education at the University of Dodoma. This study specifically was guided by three objectives. First, to assess the level of career uncertainty among pre-service undergraduate student teachers. Second, to examine factors that influence career uncertainty among preservice, undergraduate student teachers, and third; to determine the ...

A Critique Of Streaming System In Tanzania Secondary Schools In Light Of Diminishing World Employment A Case Of Bunda District In Mara Region

 Overview This chapter presents preliminary information about the study. The aspects discussed in this chapter are background to the problem, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research questions and significance of the study. It also presents the operational definition of key terms and summary of the study

Child-Rearing By Housemaids And Parental Expectations In Dodoma: A Case Of Dodoma Municipality

ABSTRACT This study sought to find out, the extent to which the use of housemaids in child rearing reflects parental anticipations in Dodoma municipality. It deployed a qualitative research approach and a phenomenological research design, while the ethological theory guided the study. Semi-structured interview, focus group discussion (FGD) and documentary review were used as data collection methods. A sample of 45 informants were involved (30 parents and 15 housemaids). Having been sel...

Stakeholders’ Views On The Manner Head Teachers Resolve Conflicts In Schools: A Case Study Of Mbogwe District

ABSTRACT This study was purposely designed to explore the stakeholders’ views on the manner head teachers resolve conflicts in schools. The study was conducted in Mbogwe District Council because it was leading in schools conflicts for five years consecutively from 2015 to 2020 when this study was conducted. The study was guided by four objectives namely to: explore stakeholders’ views on the way head teachers detect signs of conflicts in schools; to explore stakeholders’ views on ...

Fathers’ Involvement In Pre–Primary Education And Children’s Academic Adjustment In Tanzania: A Case Of Busokelo District

ABSTRACT This study reports of the fathers‟ involvement in pre-primary education and their children‟s academic adjustment in Tanzania. It was conducted in four public primary schools of Busokelo District in Mbeya Region. Specifically, the study explored the fathers‟ involvement in school and home-based academic and child‟s adjustment, fathers‟ commitments in supplying school requirement and child‟s academic adjustment, and fathers‟ involvement in parenting and pre-primary ...

The Perceived Influence Of Teacher Commitment To Teaching On Students’ Performance: A Case Of Community Secondary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This research study explores the perceived influence of teacher commitment to teaching on students‟ performance. The objectives of the study were to: (a) Identify various duties performed by normal teachers in ward secondary schools; (b) Investigate the level of teacher commitment towards teaching; (c) Find out the impact of teacher commitment towards student performance; and (d) Propose strategies towards improving high level of commitment of teachers in ward secondary scho...

Integration Of ICT In Teaching And Learning Process In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Urban District Zanzibar.

ABSTRACT This study assessed the integration of ICT in teaching and learning process in primary schools in Urban District of Zanzibar. The major objective was to assess the effective integration of ICT equipment in teaching and learning process in primary schools and find out the challenges facing primary school teachers and learners in integrating ICT equipment in teaching and learning. The study employed a qualitative approach with some aspect of quantitative approach. In this study, ...

Guidance And Counselling Needs Assessment At Primary School Level In Kinondoni District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessing needs for guidance and counselling services (GCS) at primary school level in Kinondoni District. The methodology employed was mixed method with cross-sectional survey design plus the use of stratified sampling approach to identify schools and respondents in the sampled schools. Semistructured interviews, questionnaire and documentary reviews were used for data collection. The sample constituted a total of 216 respondents from 13 primary schools loc...

Perceptions On Unqualified Teachers In Community Basedsecondary Schools In Tanzania: The Case Of Mvomero District

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore community perceptions on the use of unqualified teachers in community-based secondary schools. In order to practice these study objectives a case study design was used. The study employed the qualitative research approach had some elements of quantitative research approach. Data was collected through interviews; focus group discussion and semi-structured questionnaire. The study involved 45 participants. Among them 5 were Head of School...

Alignment Of Career Aspiration With The Choice Of French Subject Among Secondary School Students In Ngara District

ABSTRACT Career information is important when students are choosing French subject since it gives them confidence in their aspirations. Failure to access French subject-related career information may result into choosing other subjects that might be irrelevant to their aspirations. Thus, this study assessed alignment of students‟ career aspiration with the choice of French subject. Objectives were; to determine if students‟ career aspirations led them to the choice of French subject...


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