Teachers’ use of play as a teaching strategy in pre-primary schools in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

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This study sought to establish the determinants of pre-primary school teachers‟ use of play as a teaching strategy in Mwanga District, in the northern part of Tanzania. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in Tanzania is a relatively young discipline as compared to other countries in the region. So far some studies have revealed problems in teachers‟ use of relevant teaching strategies to enhance pre-primary children learning at their own pace. Considering that one of the effective strategies of teaching young children is play, this study sought to establish the use of play and factors which influence pre-primary school teachers‟ use of play as a teaching strategy. The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of identified factors on use of play as a teaching strategy. Maehr‟s Personal Investment Theory was used to establish the relationship between factors and the use of play as a teaching strategy. Reviewed literature showed that there was lack of awareness among educators on the potential that exists in the use of play in facilitating teaching and enhancing children‟s learning. A descriptive survey design was employed with independent variables being type of school, teachers‟ training status, teachers‟ motivation, teachers‟ experience and the availability of play materials while dependent variable was pre-primary school teachers‟ use of play as a teaching strategy. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 pre-primary schools with all the teachers in the sampled schools forming the study sample. The data collected was coded and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics computed included frequencies and percentages. Chi- Square was used to test the strength and direction of relationship between dependent and independent variables at level of significance 0.05 (p

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APA

Research, S. & TARIMO, J (2021). Teachers’ use of play as a teaching strategy in pre-primary schools in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/teachers-use-of-play-as-a-teaching-strategy-in-pre-primary-schools-in-mwanga-district-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania

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Research, SSA, and JOHNAS TARIMO "Teachers’ use of play as a teaching strategy in pre-primary schools in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/teachers-use-of-play-as-a-teaching-strategy-in-pre-primary-schools-in-mwanga-district-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA, and JOHNAS TARIMO . "Teachers’ use of play as a teaching strategy in pre-primary schools in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/teachers-use-of-play-as-a-teaching-strategy-in-pre-primary-schools-in-mwanga-district-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania >.

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Research, SSA and TARIMO, JOHNAS . "Teachers’ use of play as a teaching strategy in pre-primary schools in Mwanga district, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/teachers-use-of-play-as-a-teaching-strategy-in-pre-primary-schools-in-mwanga-district-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania