This study explored how Distance Education has changed English language teaching
in Zanzibar primary schools. The study were guided by three specific objectives
which were: examine the improvement of English language proficiency among
teachers who have undergone DE programme in teaching in Zanzibar primary
schools, to evaluate the effectiveness of English classroom activities that are related
to the knowledge of grammar for the teachers who have joined DE programme in
Zanzibar and to evaluate the usefulness of DE on changing teaching English
language in Zanzibar.
The study was guided by the Theory of Independence Distance Learning of
Wedemeyer (1971) as a theoretical framework. The study employed qualitative
technique and used simple statistical data and Tables in data analysis. A sample of 56
respondents from 7 primary schools and two Teacher Centres in West Urban Region
employed in this study. Interview, observation and Focus group discussion were used
for data collection
The findings revealed that Distance Education is useful on changing English
language because it improves English language proficiency and reduces unqualified
English teachers. Moreover, most of the activities used by the teachers were seen to
be effective in teaching English grammar.
The study recommends that, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
through curriculum developers should make regular innovation in English teaching
resources and methods to enable English teachers to accomplish teaching and
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Library, The Public Access. "How Distance Education Has Changed English Teaching In Zanzibar Primary Schools: A Case Of Urban West Region" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/how-distance-education-has-changed-english-teaching-in-zanzibar-primary-schools-a-case-of-urban-west-region