School Inspection Strategies and Quality Provision of Secondary Education in Tanzania : A Case of Mbeya City

Mwambogela, Julius E. (2017) School Inspection Strategies and Quality Provision of Secondary Education in Tanzania : A Case of Mbeya City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study explored the way school inspection strategies can influence quality provision of secondary education in Tanzania. The study examined the role played by the inspectorate, assess the strategies employed by school inspectors and identify the challenges hampering the strategies employed by School inspectors and the extent to which they can be effective in improving education provision. The study mainly employed a qualitative approach with some aspects of quantitative approach. Thus, case study design was used to help the researcher gather information about the role and contribution of the school inspectors to the promotion of students’ academic performance in public and private secondary schools in Mbeya Region. Also the study employed 52 participants where by the data were collected through questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussion in the field. The findings indicates that school inspection plays a potential role towards improving teaching and learning and therefore enhances the school performance, it was also discovered that resources (human and fiscal) do not match with hugely expanded secondary education, The study further revealed that, school inspectors judged the performance of the schools based on schemes of work, lesson plans and pupils’ exercise books, whereas classroom observations were not efficiently carried out. The study recommends the government to commit its resources towards school inspectorate for effective monitoring of the quality education. By any means in this study it is recommended that classroom observations should be one among the central focus where by school inspectors should concentrate for enhancingpositive impact on the whole process of teaching and learning to be realized in schools and to the students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 13:07

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