Assessment of the Effectiveness of Induction Programs for Newly Appointed Teachers in Kongwa District

Akech,, Juma (2016) Assessment of the Effectiveness of Induction Programs for Newly Appointed Teachers in Kongwa District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of induction programs for newly appointed teachers in Kongwa district. Specifically, the study sought to: examine the perception of education stakeholders on the concept of induction for beginning teachers; examine the strengths of induction programs for beginning teachers; assess challenges facing the induction programs for beginning teachers; and identify the coping strategies employed in improving the induction programs for newly appointed teachers. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research approaches to complement one another. Participants involved in this study were 25 beginning teachers; 4 heads of school; 8 heads of department and 1 district education officer. Data were collected by using questionnaires survey, interview and documentary review where by simple random sampling and purposive sampling technique were employed in selecting the respondents. The study revealed that education stakeholders had minimal awareness about the induction programs for newly appointed teachers. However, study revealed the existence of strengths of induction programs help beginning teachers feel free under new environment; and minimize collision among organization members. The study also revealed that the induction programs faced challenges like: lack of blueprint and funds to facilitate the induction program practices. The study recommended that there should be a blueprint to guide the practice of induction programs; provision of enough funds to facilitate the induction programs. The study recommended for further study to be conducted in other districts by using other participants and one approach especially qualitative. Additionally, it was also recommended for further study to employ different kinds of school on the same topic.

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: 16 Feb 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1526

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