An Assessment of the Influence of Education Leaders on Enhancing Quality of Secondary Education in Tanzania: Experiences and Practices of Education Leaders in Arusha City

Pastory, Mariana (2017) An Assessment of the Influence of Education Leaders on Enhancing Quality of Secondary Education in Tanzania: Experiences and Practices of Education Leaders in Arusha City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Education leaders are one of the important aspects to ensure quality education in any context. The main aim of this study was to assess the influence of education leaders on enhancing quality of secondary education in Tanzania. The study was guided by four specific objectives as follows to examine the relationship between educational leaders‟ competence and performance and the level of literacy of secondary school students in Arusha city, to assess the extent which educational leaders honesty and integrity has an influence on life skills acquisition of secondary school students in Arusha city, to establish the relationship between educational leaders and the assurance of educational facilities availability for quality education in Arusha city, Tanzania and to explore the suggestions and prospects for the future improvement of quality of secondary education in Arusha city, Tanzania through competent educational leadership. A study was conducted in Arusha City. The study used a mixed method whereby both qualitative and quantitative approach was employed. Techniques included interviews, documentary review and questionnaires. Data were analysed using SPSS. A sample of 6 secondary school leaders answered the questionnaire, 13 Education Officers were interviewed. The findings observed that there is negative relationship between competency of secondary school leaders and the literacy level of students. Learning and teaching resources in secondary schools were found to be having a negative effect on quality of education provided in Tanzania. Despite all challenges of teaching and learning resources in Tanzania secondary schools, School leadership does pose minimum impact on quality of school output and thus quality of secondary school education. It was recommended that, the school leaders should make use of parents towards their resources acquisition and mobilization.

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: 28 Sep 2018 07:22
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 07:22
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1927

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