The Contribution of School Heads on Quality of Secondary Education in Mbeya City.

Kibona , Josephat (2015) The Contribution of School Heads on Quality of Secondary Education in Mbeya City. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the contribution of school heads on enhancing quality of secondary education in Mbeya City Council. Four research objectives guided this end, namely: to assess the extent heads of school supervise classroom instruction, examine the extent head of schools involves community and teachers in decision making, assess the contribution of head of the school on the provision of teaching and learning facilities and assessing the contribution of school heads on enhancing teachers’ professional development. The study employed multiple case study design whereby qualitative research approach was the major source of data collection and analysis. The study was conducted in four purposely selected secondary schools from Mbeya City. It involved twenty eight (N=28) participants namely: 04 school heads, 16 teachers and 08 students. To collect data of the study, in-depth interviews, focus group discussion and documentary reviews were conducted. The findings of this study revealed that, classroom supervision exercised by all heads of the schools involved in this study were not effective for the provision of quality education. This is because all heads of the schools were supervising classroom instruction by relying only on teachers’ lesson plans and schemes of works as well as students journals. Poor skills and knowledge on the importance of record keeping by all school heads seemed not contributing on the provision of quality education. The findings also revealed that heads of schools managed to equip their schools with teaching and learning materials through community mobilization; and developed their teachers professionally through conducting in-house trainings. It is concluded that the leadership practice exercised by all heads of the schools were not effective for the provision of quality education.

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 10:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:53
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1169

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