Challenges Facing the Teaching of Civics Subject in Morogoro (Urban) District Secondary Schools

Mande, Catherine (2016) Challenges Facing the Teaching of Civics Subject in Morogoro (Urban) District Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the challenges facing civics teachers on teaching civics subject in secondary schools in Morogoro (Urban) District in Tanzania. Three research objectives were addressed namely: (1) Identify the challenges facing civics teachers on teaching civics subject in secondary schools (2) Find out the causes of civics teachers’ teaching challenges in secondary schools; (3) Determine the contributions of civics teachers in overcoming the challenges of civics subject teaching in secondary schools. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approaches to collect, analyse and report the findings. The study was conducted in Morogoro Municipality. Data were obtained through interviews, questionaire and focused group discussion, from eight selected public secondary schools. The sample involved a total of 88 respondents which included 64 students and 24 civics teachers. The respondents were obtained through purposive and random sampling. Qualitative data were analysed using stastistic methods like percentage and tables. Result from the study revealed that teachers facing many challenges on teaching the subject like lack of confident on using civics pedagogical knowledge and civics pedagogical innovations in the classroom. Findings revealed absent of study tour for civics subject in the secondary school; utilization of teacher centred method in civics classroom was among of causes of civics teachers’ teaching challenges. The findings also revealed that, the contribution of civics methods on teachers’ civics subject teaching included the increase and improve creativity of civics teaching. Finally, the study recommends that other studies should be conducted to explore the challenges facing students and teachers towards civics education in Tanzania private schools.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1791

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