The Role of Inservice Teacher Training (INSET) on Improving Teaching And Learning Process in Public Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Bukoba Municipal Council in Kagera Region

Serapion, Fredence (2018) The Role of Inservice Teacher Training (INSET) on Improving Teaching And Learning Process in Public Secondary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Bukoba Municipal Council in Kagera Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed at assessing the role of In-service Teacher Training (INSET) in teachers’ performance in public secondary schools in Bukoba Municipality. Specifically the study sought to: examine the strategies used to conduct INSET; asses the contribution of INSET on teachers’ performance; assess the challenges facing INSET and find out the best practices in human resource training. The study used case study design by applying qualitative approach. Participants involved were 20 secondary school teachers, 4 heads of schools and 1 Education Officer who were purposively and simple randomly selected based on the required characterristics. Data were collected by using semi structured interview and documentary review guides. Based on the study, it was revealed that INSET is promising aspect in teacher education particularly improving the teaching and learning process among teachers who in turn improve students’ performance. The study revealed that INSET in BMC was constrained by serious shortage of teaching and learning materials, lack of programmes inclusiveness, limited time allocation compared to content, limited financial resources, poor record keeping and lack of commitment to some seminar participants. Further, the study revealed existence of lack of fair rotation of seminar attendees as the same person could always attend while limiting access to many participants. Further studies should be conducted to assess on how best should INSET be organized and managed.

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 08:47
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 08:47
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1942

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