The Influences of School Management to the Implementation of ICT Curriculum In Community Secondary Schools In Kibaha District, Tanzania

Mabiki, Albert Philemon (2017) The Influences of School Management to the Implementation of ICT Curriculum In Community Secondary Schools In Kibaha District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Introduction of ICT in schools in Tanzania is a recent activity that has elicited a lot of interest in response to the technological needs. This study investigated the influence of school management on the implementation of ICT curriculum in community secondary schools in Kibaha district, Tanzania. The study focused on identifying the challenges of ICT curriculum implementation; assessing the government investment into the subject; exploring strategies employed by school leadership in teaching ICT and establishing factors which can support implementation of ICT curriculum in schools. The study was qualitative in nature. A total of 112 respondents from 5 community secondary schools in Kibaha district participated. The study findings indicated that the government had made effort to introduce ICT curriculum in community secondary schools however, the investment on the subject was not enough and faced challenges related to the lack of subject specialists, inadequate infrastructures especially computer laboratories and electricity, the lack of subject specialists, and dependence and lack of devotion from school leaders. Based on the study findings the introduction of ICT curriculum and its implementation in community secondary schools required adequate public and private investment; increased levels of ICT awareness among the members. The school leadership and management needs to be devoted, self-initiated and devoted to establish ICT subject learning resources and infrastructures in community schools. The community schools boards need to be well involved in the planning and management of ICT programs in schools, and technical issues need to be addressed.

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: 04 Oct 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 16:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2058

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