An Investigation of the achievement of Big Results Now (BRN) on Community Secondary Schools Development in Tanzania: A Study of implementation

Magesa, Peter Donald (2016) An Investigation of the achievement of Big Results Now (BRN) on Community Secondary Schools Development in Tanzania: A Study of implementation. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was conducted in order to investigate the achievement of Big Results Now (BRN) on Community Secondary Schools Development in Tabora municipality. The specific objectives of the study were to: investigate stakeholders’ conception and experiences of Big Results Now initiative with respect to provision of secondary education in Tabora municipality; to examine the level of implementation of Big Results Now initiative in the community secondary schools in Tabora municipality and find out ways of improving the implementation of Big Results Now initiative in the performance of secondary schools in Tabora municipality. The study involved 100 respondents drawn from five community secondary schools. The data were collected using a set of questionnaires, interview schedules and focus group discussion. The quantitative data were analyzed descriptively, in which frequencies and percentages were computed. In addition, the qualitative data were analyzed using content data analysis approach. The findings indicated that there is lack of understanding of the objectives of the BRN initiative among the majority of educational stake holders including teachers. Moreover, teachers were not involved in the plans to implement the BRN initiative whereas conditions in schools were also not supportive for the successful implementation of the BRN initiatives. On the ways of improving the implementation of the BRN initiative in Tabora municipality, teachers recommended, among others, that they should be trained on the objectives of implementing the initiatives as they are the cornerstone in making the initiative a success. Keywords: Perceptions; Achievement; Community secondary schools; Big Results Now Initiative

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: 14 Feb 2017 12:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:48
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1585

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