In- Service training needs for effective teaching in secondary schools in Babati District

Shaabani, Omari M. (2014) In- Service training needs for effective teaching in secondary schools in Babati District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main objective was to identify in-service training needs among secondary school teachers which can guide the preparations of in-service training programs for effective teaching and learning. A case study design was used. Sixty teachers were involved from six secondary schools; ten teachers were randomly selected from each school. The data were collected by using questionnaires and by classroom observation made by the researcher. The findings highlighted challenges on the application of learner-centered approach on teaching and learning practices. Another challenge is on the use of teaching and learning aids and application of ICT skills on teaching and learning. The findings suggest that, since the effort towards effective teaching and learning has taken the learner-centered approach, the environment that suits the application of this approach must be improved. It is concluded that in-service professional development program needs for secondary school teachers seem to the improvement of teachers’ professional competence by using ICT in education context. It is recommended that the ICT policy on Basic Education has to include specific objectives concerning ICT content, development of ICT skills on application of teaching and learning practices and skilled man power for technical support in schools. The government should design a team which can prepare ICT content, mode of delivery and to allocate fund for ICT equipments and improvement of infrastructures. Further studies are recommended concerning organization of ICT training programs, content and appropriate skills for improvement of teachers’ professional competence.

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 10:56
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1147

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