The Impact of Teachers’ Resource Centres in Public Primary Schools in Kinondoni Municipality

Hengelezi, Beatrice Nziku (2016) The Impact of Teachers’ Resource Centres in Public Primary Schools in Kinondoni Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Municipality. The study had three objectives namely; to examine contributions of TRCs in improving teachers’ professionalism; to explore factors affecting the use of TRCs in improving teachers’ profession; and to examine strategies and measures to improve TRCs in empowering teachers’ knowledge. This study used various methods in collecting information which were direct observation, questionnaire and in depth interviews. Information was collected from 246 respondents who were teachers, DEO and TRCs staff. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected. The findings showed that, TRCs contributed to improve teachers’ professionalism by improving their effectiveness and train untrained teachers. The findings also showed that TRCs faced a lot of challenges such as insufficient funds, unavailability of learning and teaching materials, under-utilisation of the centres and shortage of reading in libraries. The findings further showed that, TRCs needed various strategies and measures to empower teachers’ professionals. These included building capacity, need support to implement their programmes, improving instructors mastery of subject and pedagogy, teaching and learning materials for both students and teachers should be provided, integrating them with local government structure to make them effective and efficiency to their stakeholders. The study recommends that government should empower TRCs financially for the betterment of education in the country. Furthermore, teachers should use TRCs to improve their teaching methodology. Again, the society and other stakeholders should give moral and material support for betterment of TRCs hence improvement of education in Tanzania.

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 08:08
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1718

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