Factors Affecting the Establishment and Practice of Teamwork of Teachers: The Case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Kilwa District, Tanzania

Kilindo , John Emanuel (2015) Factors Affecting the Establishment and Practice of Teamwork of Teachers: The Case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Kilwa District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study set out to investigate factors affecting establishment and practice of teamwork of teachers in secondary schools. The study was conducted in Kilwa district at Kilwa, Mtanga, Miteja, Kinjumbi and Mpunyule secondary schools. The study was directed by three specific objectives which focused on; identifying factors for establishment and practice of teamwork, determining challenges faced by the teachers in practicing teamwork and suggesting appropriate strategies for teachers to practice teamwork. A case study design was used whereby qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed in the study. Data were collected through observation, questionnaires and interviews from the heads of schools, academic teachers and ordinary teachers. Quantitative data were tabulated into tabular, frequency and percentages while qualitative data were subjected to content analysis. The findings revealed that factors such as democratic leadership, clear communication and good interaction were positive and others such as poor rewarding system and lack of recognition, poor working environment, inadequate number of teachers and lack of teaching and learning materials were negative factors to the establishment and practice of teamwork. Also it was found that teamwork of teachers was strong and effective in social matters such as death related ceremonies,ceremonies and sports, but weak in academic matters such as teaching and learning process. The researcher recommends that provision of rewards, educating teachers onthe importance of teamwork, provision of funds and improving workingenvironments as the solutions strengthening the practice of teamwork of teachers in Secondary Schools.

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 10:15
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1401

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