An Investigation on Home Background Factors Influencing Mathematics Learning in Primary Schools in Kisarawe District, Coast Region

Chacha, Thobias Kihengu (2017) An Investigation on Home Background Factors Influencing Mathematics Learning in Primary Schools in Kisarawe District, Coast Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated home background factors influencing mathematics learning in primary schools in Kisarawe District, Coast region. A sample of 208 purposively randomly selected respondents were involved including 8 mathematics teachers, 100 parents and 100 class six children. Data were collected using questionnaire and document reviews. Data were analyzed using simple SPSS 22.0 version for descriptive statistics and content analysis for qualitative data. Findings indicated that there were strong evidence on the relationship between parents’ profession and primary school pupils’ mathematics achievements. Like other studies there were no relationship associated with students’ attitudes, beliefs and expectation of parents and the life styles and the social classes. Only a few pupils had textbooks at home and also at school there were shortages of mathematics books. For improving school management to bring impact in pupils learning, there is a need to create a culture of awareness raising to parents to buy books for their children. Similarly there is a need to increase mathematics teachers who will later improve academic achievements in mathematics subject in primary schools.

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 17:47
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 17:47
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2130

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