Challenges of Managing Large Secondary School Classrooms in Kyerwa District

Salvatory, Oscar (2016) Challenges of Managing Large Secondary School Classrooms in Kyerwa District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was carried out in Kyerwa District. The aim of the study was to explore the challenges and prospects of teachers as they manage large classrooms in order to comply with SEDP goals in Secondary education in Kyerwa district. The study was guided by the following questions: What are the teachers’ perspectives on large classrooms? What are the strategies that teachers employ to manage classrooms? And what are the challenges that teachers face in managing large classrooms among public ward secondary schools in Kyerwa district? The study adopted descriptive research design with simple random and purposive sampling technique. Data was analyzed using codes, labeling, tables, percentage presentation and verbatim quotation and brief summarization. The findings showed that teachers in Kyerwa district perceive large classrooms as the one with more students than the teachers prefers to manage and the one with more students than the available teaching and learning resources can support. Strategies they employ to manage large classroom includes group discussion, lecturing, setting activities for students to teach each other, take home assignments and giving students closed type questions which are easy for teachers to mark. Challenges they face on managing large classrooms include hard organizing class activities, difficult to evaluate and checking students’ progress. Recommendations put forward include: training enough teachers to attain the recommended Student Teacher Ratio (STR) and constructing enough classrooms. Further studies were recommended on equity in secondary education access, gender parity in secondary education, quality improvement in secondary education and strengthening of inspectorate and support mechanisms in secondary education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:46
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:26

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