Stakeholders’ Perceptions on Vocational Education and Training in Design Sewing and Cloth Making in Tabora Municipality, Tanzania.

Ndiwu, Eliya Mbulika (2015) Stakeholders’ Perceptions on Vocational Education and Training in Design Sewing and Cloth Making in Tabora Municipality, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The focus of this study was to evaluate stakeholders’ perceptions of VET in the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) in design sewing and cloth making sector. Data were collected in Tabora municipality. Questionnaires were administered to 10 MSE employers and 20 employees, interviews were held with 2 VET officers, 2 education officers, 4 VET trainers and 6 parents. Five focus group discussions with VET trainees were held and documentary analysis was used to get data from relevant documents. Lastly, observations were made at the MSE and VET centres. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze data from questionnaires and content analysis was used for data collected by other research tools. Findings obtained indicated that VET plays a vital role in furnishing its learners with skills that are required in the industry. However, the VET provision was beset by numerous challenges; curriculum implementation suffered from lack of training materials and trainees view VET as last training option. In addition, practical test and examination results were identified as the primary methods used for monitoring and evaluation. Informal training providers lacked monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. Transfer of skills from VET centres to workplaces was inhibited by insufficient supports.

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 10:51
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:51
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1184

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