Effectiveness of Head Teacher in Monitoring Teaching and Learning in Public Primary School in Mpanda District Council, Katavi Region, Tanzania

Kalyalya, Joseph Vicent (2017) Effectiveness of Head Teacher in Monitoring Teaching and Learning in Public Primary School in Mpanda District Council, Katavi Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of head teacher in monitoring teaching and learning in public primary schools in Mpanda District. Specific objectives to this study were; to assess perception of the stakeholders on the head teacher’s position at school level, to examine the extent to which head teachers may be engaged in improving teaching process to analyze how HTs are able to monitor pupils learning process in a school, to explore the recent trends and the changing roles of the HTs in a school settings. A case study and descriptive survey design were a total sample of 77 participants including HTs, teachers, education officers, ward education coordinators, ward executive officers, school committee/ parents and pupils at primary school were consulted. The primary data was collected using structured questionnaires for head teachers, teachers, and school committee/parents while Interview was used for Education officers, Ward Executive Officers, Ward Education Coordinators and Village/ Street Executive Officers and finally, focused group discussion for primary pupils. Consequently, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. The study revealed that most head teachers were not fully conversant with head teachers roles and responsibilities. They were not well equipped with theories and principles of leadership. The researcher concluded that soon after head teacher appointment should have leadership seminars for capacity building to make them effective in leading particularly in teaching and learning process hence efficiency schools could be determined.

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: 29 Feb 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 11:24
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2446

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