Effectiveness of the Management of Teachers Resource Centres in Supporting the Quality of Secondary Education in Dodoma, Tanzania

Mwishame, Aziri Baule (2018) Effectiveness of the Management of Teachers Resource Centres in Supporting the Quality of Secondary Education in Dodoma, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study explores the effectiveness of the management of teachers‟ resource centres (TRCs) in developing teachers professionally to support the quality of secondary school education in Dodoma, Tanzania. The methods of data collection included questionnaires and interview. Also interview have been used to collect data from the Primary Education District Officer. And the assessment has been done to evaluate the pedagogical content knowledge of the teachers in secondary schools. The study was conducted at Mpwapwa District and 56 respondents were interviewed. The study found that although teachers‟ resource centres were instituted to develop teachers professionally, the majority of secondary school teachers did not make use of TRCs to learn to improve their teaching. Further the study found that the popular management styles of TRCs was mainly laissez-fair where teachers were left to decide on whether to use the TRC or not, leading to TRCs contributing poorly to teacher professional development. The study further found that TRCs faced financial challenges that affect the management of the TRCs and the support to teachers in secondary schools. The researcher concluded that, there is no professional interaction between TRCs and teachers, hence poor quality of education secondary school in Dodoma. Therefore, researcher recommended that the government should to re-integrate TRCs objectives and secondary schools so as to make secondary school teachers aware and make use of TRCs to improve secondary school education. The MoEST should provide TRCs with adequate funds to improve teaching and learning in schools including secondary schools. Moreover, reshuffle of the TRCs management is needed.

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: 08 Oct 2018 12:07
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 12:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2192

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