Assessment of the Role of Decentralisation on Improvement of Teachers Working Conditions: A case of Pangani Public Secondary Schools, Tanzania

Kasembe, Rukia Faki (2017) Assessment of the Role of Decentralisation on Improvement of Teachers Working Conditions: A case of Pangani Public Secondary Schools, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to investigate the role of decentralisation in the improvement of teachers working conditions in public secondary schools in Pangani District. Specifically, the study was assessed how decentralisation of public secondary education has improved teachers working conditions, investigated of how local administrators managed to improve teachers working conditions, assessed teachers working conditions of the public secondary school in Pangani District. Qualitative and quantitative methods used and case study research design employed on deep assessing the role of decentralisation in the improvement of teachers working conditions. The study included 147 sample sizes and used simple random sampling in selecting respondents like teacher, parents, member of the school board and purposeful sampling in selecting respondents like heads of secondary school, DESO and TSD secretary. The questionnaire, documentary review and observation were used as instruments of collecting data. Decentralisation of education to some extent failed to improve teachers working conditions, due to the existence of delaying on promotion for teachers, school infrastructures is not enough to facilitate teaching and learning activities, un sufficiency of teaching and learning materials, un sufficiency funds to run school activities, parents and member of the school board were not full participated in decision making. Recommendations for this study are the government should, employ enough competent and committed personnel at the local government, local government should make sure improves all school infrastructures, funds to the local government should be increased, parents and members of the school boards their participation should be encouraged.

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 09:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1542

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