The Contribution of Teachers Resource Centre on Improving Academic Performance of Community Secondary Schools in Kisarawe District.

Rashidi, Zaituni (2016) The Contribution of Teachers Resource Centre on Improving Academic Performance of Community Secondary Schools in Kisarawe District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of TRCs to improving academic performance of community secondary schools in Kisarawe district. The study was guided by four research tasks namely: to examine the contribution of TRCs to improving school’s academic performance; to examine the types of academic support provided by TRCs to secondary school teachers; to assess the challenges facing TRCs in Kisarawe district and to establish the strategies that would improve TRCs for promotion of academic performance of community secondary schools. The study was conducted in Coast Region in Kisarawe District. The sample comprised of 72 respondents including secondary school teachers, head teachers, Ward Educational Coordinator, TRC coordinator and DEO of Kisarawe district. Questionnaire, interview and documentary review were used as basic instruments of data collection. The findings showed that secondary school teachers in Kisarawe District were unaware of the use of TRCs in teaching and their contribution to general students’ academic performance. Moreover, the findings revealed that the academic support provided by TRCs favored primary school teachers more than secondary school teachers. The findings also revealed various challenges facing TRCs such as lack of a clear policy on motivation of teachers, inadequate financial resource and support at district and national levels; teacher awareness, inadequate office space, and insufficient teaching and learning materials such as textbooks. The findings also revealed that there is a need for the establishment of TRCs with enough and relevant books in every ward, which would be used by secondary school teachers. Additionally, the government should provide financial support to TRCs and support the conduct of seminars and workshop for teachers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1608

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