The Effectiveness of School Inspectors in Assuring The Quality of Primary Education In Shinyanga District

John , Kabati (2017) The Effectiveness of School Inspectors in Assuring The Quality of Primary Education In Shinyanga District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study conducted focused on The Effectiveness of School Inspectors in Assuring the Quality of Primary Education. The study was conducted in Shinyanga region, Shinyanga District. The main objective of this study was to identify the role of school inspectors in controlling the quality of primary education, to explore perceptions of primary school teachers’ towards school inspection/inspectors, identify the challenges that hinder effective school inspection, and to suggest ways which inspectors could use to improve the quality of primary education. The study involved 70 respondents where 51 were teachers, 10 school head teachers, 8 school inspectors and 1 DEO. Data were collected using questionnaires, interviews, and documentary reviews. This study employed a case study research design which allows a research to focus on a single unit in order to gain an in-depth understanding of nearly every aspect of the unit. The findings. indicated that school inspection plays a potential role towards improving teaching and learning. Teachers declared that, the advice and feedback given through inspection reports and recommendations are useful in making improvements in school work performance. The study also found that that making follow ups could enhance the implementation of the inspection and work efficiency of teachers. The study recommends that similar studies with different schools and in different regions could be conducted in other places for comparison purposes. The study also recommends that, the government and other education stakeholders should provide regular in-service training in the area of academic inspection.

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 08:05
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:41
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1739

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