Education

Research Papers/Topics in Education

Assessment Of Success Of The Training Of Head Of Secondary Schools That Was Conducted In June, 2011 A Case Of Sengerema District

ABSTRACT This study addresses the issue of effectiveness of the training of head of schools that was provided to heads of secondary schools on June 2011. It examined the effect of a management training program on management effectiveness and efficiency in selected schools in Sengerema district. The theoretical framework of the study is behaviorists who assume that learning constitute an observable change of behavior after learning. They assume that learners or trainee must demonstrate ...

Creating Community Of Learners Through Teacher Resource Centres And Strategies For Teachers’ Professional Development: A Case Study Of North Unguja Region, Zanzibar

ABSTRACT This study addressed the question of how Teacher Resource Centres are used as a strategy to create a community of learners among teachers in North Unguja Region. Creating a community of learners among teachers is understood to be a promising strategy towards teacher professional development. The study has been triggered by concerns on underutilisation of the facility on one side and extremely demand of TRCs on the other part. The study employed a case study design for its focu...

Effective Approach For Developping Reading Skills In Standard Two In Primary Schools In Tanzania: The Case Of Kiteto District

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to design and tryout an effective approach to teach and develop reading skills that might assist learners to have enough skills in reading in Standard Two in primary schools. Only one school was involved in the study. The sample of the study constituted a total of 32 respondents including 2 teachers, one district education officer, a district schools inspector and 28 pupils. Data were collected through testing, interviews, observation and documentary r...

Perceptions of Primary School Head Teachers on Parents‟ Involvement in Children‟s Pre-primary education:A case of one Rural District in Iringa Region, Tanzania

Abstract Research on Parental involvement in children's Pre-primary education has proven to facilitate and improve the children's confidence, interest, behaviour and academic achievement in schools. This study examined the views of primary school head teachers on the parents‟ involvement in children‟s Pre-primary education in one rural district in Iringa Region, Tanzania. It was qualitative study in which consisted of 87 primary school head teachers. Data were collected through grou...

Copping Strategies Among Orphans In Enhancing Their Academic Achievements In Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study explored the copping strategies among orphans in enhancing their academic achievements in Tanzania. The study was conducted in four public primary schools in Dodoma Municipality involving a total number of 133 participants composed of 32 teachers (20 female and 12 male), 96 orphans (46 boys and 50 girls) and 4 head teachers (1 female and 3 male) and 1 DEO. The study employed two sampling techniques; purposive sampling to obtain head teachers and DEO, and simple rand...

Parents’ Participation In School Development Activities: A Case Of Selected Community Secondary Schools In Kilwa District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study aimed at examining parents‟ participation in school development activities in six selected community secondary schools in Kilwa district, Lindi region, Tanzania. The study assessed the extent of parents‟ participation in school development activities in community secondary schools, sought to identify factors hindering parents‟ participation in school development activities and proposed ways to improve parents‟ participation in school development activities in...

The Plight Of Orphans And Other Vulnerable Children In Foster Families And Their Access To Education

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the plight of orphans and other vulnerable children in foster families and their access to education in Nyamagana Municipal Council. The specific objectives of the study were to explore foster family factors which enhance or inhibit OVC access to education, to find out strategies used by the OVC in dealing with difficulties in access to education and to investigate the role of the government and communities in providing care and support to OVC. The study ...

The Impact Of Home Environment On Students Academic Achievement In Tanzanian Secondary Schools: A Case Of Geita Town Council

ABSTRACT This study, using the knowledge trained by the Socio-cultural Theory, examined the impact of the home environment on students‟ academic achievement in Tanzanian secondary schools using Geita Town Council as a case study. The study was predominantly qualitative though some quantitative data were used to supplement the findings. Data were collected from 95 participants, through interviews, observation, questionnaires and documentary review. These participants were sampled thro...

Contribution Of School Management Committees In Quality Improvement Of Primary Education: The Case Of Shinyanga District In Tanzania

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which School management committees (SMCs) influence quality improvement of the overall school performance of primary schools in Shinyanga district. The study employed a qualitative approach using comparative case studies. A total of 75 respondents from three schools were purposely selected and involved in the study. The instruments used were semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, and documentary revi...

Application Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In Teaching And Learning Process In Primary Schools: A Study Of Morogoro Municipality

ABSTRACT This study examined the Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning process in primary schools in Morogoro Municipal. The major objective was to investigate the application of ICT in teaching and learning processes in primary schools and suggest better approach for the effective application of ICT. The study employed a descriptive research design with quantitative and qualitative approaches. In this study, a total of 32 respondents fro...

The Challenges In The Application Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In Teachers Colleges In Mwanza And Shinyanga Regions

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to investigate the challenges in the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in teachers colleges in Mwanza and Shinyanga regions.To accomplish this work three research objectives guided the study: to investigate the level of availability and use of ICT facilities, the challenges facing the use of ICT, the benefits of using ICT facilities and the ways to overcome the challenges facing the use of ICT in teachers Colleges in Mwanza ...

Influence Of Teachers’ Competence On Learning English In Primary Schools In Zanzibar: The Case Of West District

ABSTRACT The major aim of this study was to assess the influence of teachers‟ competence on learning English in primary schools in Zanzibar. Specifically, the study addressed three objectives which are (1) assessment of teachers‟ competence in teaching English to standard VI and V11 learners; (2) assessing the learners‟ communicative ability in English; and (3) establishing the relationship between teachers competence and learners performance in terms of language proficiency. The ...

Challenges Faced By Secondary School Teachers In Raising Girls Interest In Science Subjects In Lushoto District-Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the challenges faced by secondary school teachers in raising girls‘ interest in science subjects from the selected schools in Lushoto District of Tanzania. The study used descriptive survey design which involved describing the current conditions or attitudes, that is, to descibe what exists at the moment. This study used triangulation method in collecting, analysing and intergrating qualitative and quantitative research in a single study. This...

Access, Acquisition And Utilisation Of Basic Literacy Education As Determinants Of Life-Improvement Skills Of Rural Adult Learners In Oyo And Ondo States, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The need to expand adult learning programmes for individual in order to function has made the issues of access, acquisition and utilisation of basic literacy education germane in developing countries. Nigeria has been involved in various basic educational activities aimed at increasing access to literacy education for the enhancement of learners‘ daily living by establishing State Agencies for Adult and Non-Formal Education. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviour and Education Needs Adolescents in Northern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Adolescence is marked by progression from the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics to sexual and reproductive maturity. Curiosity about bodily changes is heightened. However, adolescents' perceived sexuality education needs have been poorly documented. A survey of 989 adolescents from 24 North-Eastern Nigerian secondary schools yielded information on socio-demographic characteristics, reproductive health knowledge, sexual activities and sexuality education needs. ...


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