Examining the Practice of Competence-based Curriculum (CBC). on the Provision of Quality Education in Tanzania: A Case of Selected Secondary Schools in Tabora and Nzega Districts”

Godfrey, Nambua (2018) Examining the Practice of Competence-based Curriculum (CBC). on the Provision of Quality Education in Tanzania: A Case of Selected Secondary Schools in Tabora and Nzega Districts”. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at examining the practice of competency -based curriculum (CBC). in the provision of quality education in Tanzania. The study employed a case study design using both qualitative and qualitative research approaches. A sample size of 462 respondents, from 12 public secondary schools, was involved in the study. The sample included subject teachers and students. Data were collected through three types of research tools questionnaires, documentary reviews and classroom observations. Quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive statistics using SPSS, while content analysis was carried out for qualitative data. The findings have revealed that, teachers have an idea about competence-based curriculum but in actual situation the teachers do not implement CBC techniques for classroom teaching and learning activities. They informed that this condition was due to large class sizes; lack of teaching and learning materials such as text books, low motivation to teachers, students’ poor or low level of language proficiency and lack of in-service training. According to the teachers lecturing method and notes copying were the dominant teaching techniques used in secondary schools. On the basis of the findings, the researcher recommends that the government should provide sufficient teaching and learning materials, improve the teaching and learning environment and emphasize close monitoring and evaluation of classroom teaching processes in secondary schools by the quality assurance units which have recently been instituted in each municipal council in the country. If such monitoring is conducted in a professional and friendly manner it will constitute one of the motivating factors for the teachers to actually practice competence-based curriculum as per the current direction of teaching and learning across the globe.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 15:25
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 15:25
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2354

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