An Assessment of the Provision of Early Childhood Education in Pre-schools in Tanzania a case of Muheza District

Shemahonge, Athuman H. (2018) An Assessment of the Provision of Early Childhood Education in Pre-schools in Tanzania a case of Muheza District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
Download (3MB)

Abstract

This study looked at the provision of early childhood education in pre-schools in Tanzania.Specifically, the study aimed at examining the quality of education services provided by the Early Childhood Education Centres, identifying the challenges facing Early Childhood Education Centres and examining the efforts made by the government to improve the provision of Early Childhood Education services. The study was guided by Vygotsky’s socio-cultural learning theory and Maria Montesori Method of learning. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative techniques in data collection and analysis. The samples of 20 pre-schools attached to the primary schools were involved. Questionnaire, observation, Interview and documentary review were used to collect primary and secondary data respectively. Data were analysed by SPPS software and Content Analysis. The study revealed that the quality of education service offered by ECE centres in the district were poor due to a number of factors including teachers’ qualifications, teaching and learning materials, teachers-pupils’ ratio, availability of funds, pedagogy of teachers, school inspection, teachers’ in-service training and other related factors that measures the quality of education services. Also, the study revealed ECE centres were facing many challenges such as lack of teaching and learning materials, lack of qualified ECE teachers,lack of funds and the like. Generally, shortage of ECE teachers, classrooms and funds were found to be the major challenges facing ECE centres in the district. Moreover, this study examined the efforts made by the government to improve the provision of ECE services in the district. It was found that the government put some efforts like building of some classroom to few 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: 27 Sep 2018 07:31
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 06:37
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1909

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item