An Investigation on the Management of the 2007 Tanzanian Syllabus For Intellectually Impaired Pupils in Promoting Life Skills

Sylivester, Simon Milobo (2017) An Investigation on the Management of the 2007 Tanzanian Syllabus For Intellectually Impaired Pupils in Promoting Life Skills. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the management of the 2007 syllabus in promoting life skills to intellectually impaired primary school pupils in Kinondoni Municipality. The study examined the implications that the 2007 syllabus has on Tanzanian education aiming at understanding the magnitude of the situation hence employed qualitative techniques to ensure in-depth understanding as too claimed by Edward,et al (2008). However the Study involved 89 respondents. The instruments used to collect data were documentary review, interviews, structured interview, focus group discussion and observation. The findings revealed that life skills are taught in all subjects with exception to English, which is also required. It further revealed that strategies used had the required contents and important ingredients with some weaknesses. It was maintained that few parts of the contents of the 2007 syllabus are covered. Morever lack of books and poor involvement of stakeholders in the preparation of the Syllabus for the intellectually impaired were noted, it further revealed that practical skills are required and Strategies to enhance life skills teaching were viewed to be participatory in nature. The study recommends the Institute of education to prepare books both for teachers and students and supply teaching and learning materials for the intellectually impaired and assess the available syllabus for its suitability. School quality insurer/ inspectors have to make a close follow-up to see why specialist teachers are not completing the syllabus.Morever a vocational education Stream is required for the intellectually impaired. The lack of specialist teachers may be solved by training both long and short courses.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 13:14

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