The Similarities and Differences Between Lower Primary and Preschools Syllabi in Tanzanian Classrooms

Kimbira, Robert (2016) The Similarities and Differences Between Lower Primary and Preschools Syllabi in Tanzanian Classrooms. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the similarities and differences between lower primary and pre-schools syllabi in Tanzanian classrooms. More specifically, the study examined the skills provided to learners and availability of teaching resources, qualifications of teachers and presence of pre-primary classes within the schools and the effect of those similarities to the learners.The study employed quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study used purposive and random sampling techniques in data collection and the study was conducted in Sumbawanga Rural and Urban areas. The data were collected through classroom observation schedules, interviews, questionnaires and documentary reviews. The study findings indicated that, there was no significant difference in content between pre-primary school and lower primary school syllabi during classroom teaching.The study revealed that, there was a lack of qualified teachers for pre-primary schools in most of the schools.The study recommends that the government should prepare and provide training to the teachers who teach pre-primary classes to ensure that quality education is provided to the learners. In addition, incentives and infrastructures should be improved so as to accommodate the pre-primary school learners.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:16

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