Factors Influencing Effective Learning Among Pre-primary Pupils in Pre-primary Schools: A Case of Uyui District, Tabora Region.

Ntulo, Velena Peter (2015) Factors Influencing Effective Learning Among Pre-primary Pupils in Pre-primary Schools: A Case of Uyui District, Tabora Region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to examine factors influencing effective learning among pre-primary pupils in pre-primary school in Uyui district. The study was guided by the following objectives: 1. Examine influence of quality of teachers in teaching pre-primary schools; 2. Establish influence of teaching and learning materials in teaching pre-primary pupils and 3. Examine the parents’ involvement in promoting pre-primary education. The study was conducted using qualitative approach; however, some elements of quantitative were used especially in finding frequencies and percentage. The study used three research techniques for data collection, namely, interviews, focused group discussions and documentary reviews. The findings indicated that teachers had no enough qualification in teaching pre-primary pupils. The schools relayed on form four leavers and old teachers who were unable to implement effectively the preschool curriculum. This hindered the right of the preschool to learn. The findings further showed that there were deficit of teaching and learning materials which de-motivated pre-school pupils to learn effectively. Specifically, there were no play grounds that are very essential for the preschool learning. Lastly, it was found that there was poor parental involvement in academic progress of their pupils as the parents were occupied by the agricultural activities and the pressure of work. The study therefore, recommended that the government should recruit competent teachers to teach pre-primary pupils, government and other stakeholders should ensure availability of recommended teaching and learning materials for pre-primary pupils and government ought to provide education to the parents and general community on the important of making follow up on education of their children.

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 10:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1127

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