An investigation on the stakeholders’ views on teaching English language in Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Moshi District

Sam, Ombeni Samwel (2015) An investigation on the stakeholders’ views on teaching English language in Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Moshi District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated stakeholders’ views on teaching English language in Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Moshi District. The objectives of the study were to investigate stakeholders’ views on availability of teaching and learning materials, teaching and learning methods, competence of teachers, and level of performance in English subject in both Kiswahili and English Medium Primary Schools. The study was qualitative in nature using interviews, questionnaires and observation as data collection tools. A sample of 100 respondents that included forty students, thirty two parents, sixteen teachers, ten educational officers and two community leaders.The findings showed that, although English language is being taught in both English and Kiswahili Medium Primary Schools, the application of the knowledge of English is ineffective due to lack of competent English teachers and English teachers professional development opportunities. For parents who bought English books for their children had opinion their children were unable to read. Most of the teachers in Kiswahili medium schools had a view that schools did not have enough infrastructures for quality teaching and that classes were overcrowded, teachers had big workload as had to teach many children and had many periods per week. On the basis of the findings, it has been recommended that there is a need of joint campaigns for improving quality of education through participation of all stakeholders and where necessary the schools owners create professional development opportunities to empower all English teachers.

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 10:28
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1331

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