This study explored pupils' perceptions on relevance of Science subject in primary
schools in Tanzania. The investigation was conducted in Korogwe Town. The study
was mainly conducted under the qualitative approach and to some extent supported
by the quantitative research approach. The Theory of Reasoned Action and research
questions were used to guide the current study. Beside the study was conducted in 5
public primary schools whereby 20 pupils (girls and boys) from each class that is
standard three, five and seven in each school were randomly selected and one
Science teacher from each of the involved school was purposively selected. Data
were collected through questionnaires and interviews. Information collected was
analyzed through content analysis for qualitative data and Statistical Package for
Social Science (SPSS) for quantitative data. This study revealed that the pupils
identified several aspects of the relevance of Science Subject in terms of Curriculum
content, Science textbooks, Teaching methodologies, and friendly school
environment for science studies such as practical works. Further the study
recommended that the Science departments in primary schools in collaboration with
the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training will plan on programs and
interventions that not only will show importance of Science in the National
development, but also will expose pupils to the possibilities of meaningful and
lucrative careers related to the identified Sciences.
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Research, SSA. "Pupils' Perceptions Of Relevance Of Primary School Science In Tanzania: A Case Of Selected Schools In Korogwe Town Council" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/pupils-perceptions-of-relevance-of-primary-school-science-in-tanzania-a-case-of-selected-schools-in-korogwe-town-council . Accessed 13 May. 2021.
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Research, SSA. "Pupils' Perceptions Of Relevance Of Primary School Science In Tanzania: A Case Of Selected Schools In Korogwe Town Council" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/pupils-perceptions-of-relevance-of-primary-school-science-in-tanzania-a-case-of-selected-schools-in-korogwe-town-council