The Implementation of Competence-Based English Curriculum in Kinondoni Municipal Primary Schools

Rwezaura, Paulina P. (2016) The Implementation of Competence-Based English Curriculum in Kinondoni Municipal Primary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the implementation of competence-based English curriculum in Kinondoni municipal primary schools’ in Dar es Salaam region. It was limited to eight primary schools.. The study was guided by the following research objectives; to explore the extent to which primary school teachers implement competency based teaching and learning approach, to examine the availability of material inputs used in the teaching and learning process, to assess how the primary school teachers apply competency based teaching and learning approach; and to identify challenges encountered in the teaching and learning procedure for English subject. The study was guided by the Vygotsky’s Social Development Theory. The study used descriptive research design. The research approach used in this study was quantitative and qualitative. The data collection instruments used were interviews, questionnaires, observations and documentation. These were administered to eight heads of school; one inspector, fifty six teachers of English and one hundred and forty four pupils of standard five, six and seven. The findings indicated that school inspectors, heads of schools and teachers were familiar with the concept of competency based curriculum. Pupils did not understand English language subject because they perceived it to be difficult. The teaching and learning method mostly used in teaching was the lecture method. Text books were inadequate compared to big class sizes. Many teachers were unwilling to teach the subject because they considered themselves to be incompetent. The main challenges encountered in the teaching of English subject included; inadequacy of teaching and learning materials, incompetent teachers and congestion of pupils in one class. The recommendations given, propose actions to be taken in order to improve the situation and also carrying further research related to this study.

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: 13 Mar 2017 07:27
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1765

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