The Influence of School Inspection in Changing Teachers’ Practices in Primary Schools in Babati District, Manyara Region.

Gobore, Asella Alphonce (2016) The Influence of School Inspection in Changing Teachers’ Practices in Primary Schools in Babati District, Manyara Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study investigated the influence of school inspection on changing teachers‟ practices in Babati District Council, Manyara Region, in Tanzania. The specific objectives of this study were; (i) to examine school inspectors views on the role of school inspection on teaching and learning in primary schools, ii) to explore the views of teachers on contribution of school inspections in improving teaching and learning process in primary schools, iii) to find out the frequency of school inspection in schools in relation with learners‟ performance and iv) to determine how best school inspections should be carried out as to have a positive effect on teaching and learning. A total of 71 respondents participated in the study including 57 classroom teachers, four ward education officers, nine school inspectors and one District Education Officer. The findings indicated that school inspection plays a potential role towards changing teachers‟ practices and that advice and feedback given through inspection reports were useful for making improvements in their work performance. The study further revealed that, school inspectors judged the performance of the schools basing on schemes of work; lesson plans and pupils‟ exercise books, whereas classroom observations were not effectively carried out. Since this study concentrated on the influence of primary school inspection on teaching and learning, it did not go further to investigate the extent to which the inspection findings and recommendations are implemented. Thus, it is recommended that there should be further research to examine the extent to which the district education officer makes use of school inspection reports and recommendations.

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 09:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1547

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