The Role of Secondary School Inspection in Raising School Standards in Tanzania: A Case of Kibaha District

Kasanda, Optuna Kasian (2015) The Role of Secondary School Inspection in Raising School Standards in Tanzania: A Case of Kibaha District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The researcher was motivated by her experience of 17 years of teaching profession in Kibaha district. In these years, she experienced a mismatch between teacher‟s conceptions of the role of inspectors and those of teachers in raising the standards of teaching and learning. This mismatch created a conflict between the two groups when they interacted. Thus, this study was aimed to explore the views of teachers on the importance of school inspectorate in raising the school standard by assessing the ways teachers describe school inspectorate and examining the relationship between the teachers and school inspectors in Kibaha District. This study employed mixed research method using s interview, questionnaires, documentary review and focus group discussion were used to elicit information from 44 respondents. The key finding was: techers considered inspectorate as importance in raising the school standards but they were put off by the condescending behavior of some of the school inspectors. Teachers were not happy with the fact that most of the time they did not bother to provide feedback on their inspection. The recommendations put forward include changing behavior of school inspectors from that of top down to that of horizontal in order to change the current negative relation to positive one to achieve the goal of positive impact of school inspection in Kibaha District.

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 10:26
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:26
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1343

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