Appraisal of Teaching and Learning Process in Inclusive Primary Schools in Tanzania. A Case Study of Temeke Municipality in Dar es salaam

Masili, Elizabeth Jenhi (2013) Appraisal of Teaching and Learning Process in Inclusive Primary Schools in Tanzania. A Case Study of Temeke Municipality in Dar es salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study appraised the teaching and learning process in Temeke Municipality inclusive primary schools in Dar es Salaam region. . The research instruments were questionnaires, interview guides documentary review and observation schedules. The findings indicated that teachers had inadequate knowledge about inclusive education, were not modifying curriculum contents using IEP to fulfil education al needs for pupils with disability in the classroom. Teachers too were using schemes of work and lesson plans for teaching normal pupils, however they failed to employ appropriate participatory teaching and learning strategies that culminated to limited classroom interaction. The shortage of teaching materials to be used in inclusive classrooms such as books with large prints, glasses for low vision, inadequate pictures, real things, learning devices like hearing aids, Braille and Sign Language was hardly used. It is recommended that education for pupils with disabilities in primary inclusive schools has to be regarded as an investment for the society. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, in collaboration with the Tanzania Institute of Education has to review the current teacher education programme to integrate inclusive education and provide in service training for teachers of inclusive schools. Teaching and learning materials have to be provided in inclusive schools. Further, Sign Language, Tactile Sign Language, and Braille have to be learnt by all teachers in inclusive schools likewise ordinary ones. It is recommended that, the coming Education and Training policy must include the system of inclusive primary schools in Tanzania. It is recommended that, since the study was conducted in Municipality involving only three primary schools; there is a need of conducting similar studies in other districts in Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Curriculum and Instructions
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:15
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1030

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