Teachers’ and Pupils’ Attitudes towards the Double Shift System of Education in Primary Schools in Kinondoni District, Tanzania

Mulabwa , Hilda Robson (2015) Teachers’ and Pupils’ Attitudes towards the Double Shift System of Education in Primary Schools in Kinondoni District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated teachers’ and Pupils’ attitudes towards the double shift system of education in primary schools in Kinondoni Municipality in Tanzania. The specific objectives are, to assess the impact of the implementation of double shift schooling on teaching load, class size and time expenses by teacher, assess the attitudes towards double-shift system with and without incentives, and assess pupils’ attitudes towards double-shift system. To achieve the desired results, questionnaire, interview guides and field observations were used for data collection. Questionnaires were distributed to teachers and pupils and were collected after being filled in. Interview guide were used to get views of teachers. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and frequency analysis were used for data analysis. The main research findings are basically lying on the specific research objectives as follows. First objective, the study reveals that double shift program has created a big teaching load which was analyzed further into class size and working hours particularly when the number of teaching staff remained the same. Second objective, the majority of the respondents said the double shift without system incentives was not a preferred model as it leads to overstay in the work place. For the third objective, it reveals that double shift was not a good program to be implemented, particularly the afternoon sessions where pupils normally suffer from transport problems and hunger. In summary, the study findings revealed that, the implementation of double shift should be associated with incentives to encourage teachers to fulfill their duties inside and outside the class, government must assist these schools by giving some incentives to teachers teaching in these schools. There was a need of having a library in order to accommodate pupils coming or leaving the school before or after each session.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 11:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1109

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