Assessment of Education Policy(ies) Implication on the Poor Performance in Physics in Secondary Schools: A Case of Morogoro Municipality, Morogoro Region

Mgani, Noel J. (2017) Assessment of Education Policy(ies) Implication on the Poor Performance in Physics in Secondary Schools: A Case of Morogoro Municipality, Morogoro Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study intended to assess the education and training policy(ies) implication for poor performance in Physics subject in secondary schools in Morogoro municipality, Morogoro region. The theory guided the study was Education for Self-reliance (ESR) backed up by the CIPP model. The mixed research approach guided the study using case study design. The study involved five (5) sample schools, where 12 participants were selected from each school using purposive sampling. Data were collected through questionnaires, interview, focus group discussion and document review. The findings of the study revealed that poor performance of Physics is due to the poor implementation of the education and training policy(ies). The education policy(ies) implementation has experienced the shortage of Physics labs and equipment, as well as incompetent Physics teachers. Secondly, Physics laboratories, equipment and resources impact education policy(ies) practice on Physics teaching and learning. Thirdly, qualification of the Physics teachers, their level of knowledge,skills and attitude are factors that challenge a policy against the quality of the Physics teachers. Lastly, use of modern technology and capacity building to Physics teachers are policy(ies) innovation mechanism to improve Physics performance. The study concluded that to improve performance in Physics, the education policy(ies) has to resolve all challenges related to equipment and resources such as; Physics laboratories and equipment, qualification of teachers and capacity building to Physics teachers. The study recommended that the policy makers, schools, community and students could cooperate in order to share strategies for improving performance in Physics subject. Finally, this study adds knowledge and therefore facilitates the effort to improve performance in Physics subject.

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: 11 Oct 2018 07:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 07:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2221

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