An Assessment of School Learning Environment in Relation to Implementation of Early Childhood Education in Tanzania: A Case of Mpwapwa District

Msuya, Mbuko Micka (2017) An Assessment of School Learning Environment in Relation to Implementation of Early Childhood Education in Tanzania: A Case of Mpwapwa District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to assess the school learning environment in relation to the implementation of Early Childhood Education in Tanzania. Specifically, it aimed to examine the status of Early Childhood Education in Mpwapwa district, to assess the availability of teaching and learning materials for ECE in Mpwapwa district, to assess teaching and learning environment of Early Childhood Education in the Study area, to determine if there are trained teachers for Early Childhood Education in the selected schools in Mpwapwa district. The study was conducted at Mpwapwa district in five pre-primary schools where purposive sampling was used to select 101 respondents. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, observation, and documentary reviews. The findings revealed that, teachers in the pre-primary schools perceived Early Childhood Education as a very essential educational programme to young children from birth up to the time a child is joining for primary studies, and therefore this form of education should be given priority just like other forms of education. The findings show that there is an acute shortage of specialized teachers for ECE as well as shortage of teaching and learning materials. Based on the study findings, it is recommended that there should be improvement and development of pre-primary education facilities within the primary school premises by involving various stakeholders.

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: 05 Oct 2018 15:33
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 15:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2092

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