Perceptions of the teaching Profession Among Education Students in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: A Case Study of the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM).

Luguru, Esther (2016) Perceptions of the teaching Profession Among Education Students in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: A Case Study of the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study based on assessing the perception of the teaching profession among education students in higher learning institutions in Tanzania. The objectives of the study were to examine the reasons of pre-education students to join teaching profession in Tanzania; to assess the higher education students (in service) sights on education profession, To assess the factors that hinder teaching profession in Tanzania and; to identify the strategies for improving teaching profession. A sample of 59 respondents was used, sampled randomly and purposively. Data collection methods were primary and secondary, primary data collection used guided by questionnaires and interviews, secondary data were collected from previous studies, internet and relevant documents from the Ministry of Education. The study revealed that, as students they are satisfied been selected on joining educational as the professional undertaken but most of student teachers only join the professional for employment with job opportunities being the reasons, nonetheless, Majority strongly agree teaching job is their profession with other agreeing that the profession is encouraging. The study concluded that, there are different reasons of pre-education students to join the teaching profession in Tanzania, job opportunities was concluded as the main reason of pre-education students to join the teaching profession. The study recommended that, The government through the ministry and educational institutions should make more efforts on attracting the majority number of students to join teaching profession. On the other hand, The benefits of the teaching profession must be communicated with incentives packages been amongst the major motivational factor.

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: 01 Mar 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:12
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1698

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