An Evaluation of the Achievement of Teachers’ Resource Centre’s Objectives Towards Primary School Teachers’ Professional Development

Gadiye,, Sabina (2018) An Evaluation of the Achievement of Teachers’ Resource Centre’s Objectives Towards Primary School Teachers’ Professional Development. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study evaluated the achievement of TRC objectives in Moshi Municipality. Specifically, it investigated the relationship between TRC programmes and TRC objectives; it assessed the challenges facing TRCs in achieving its objectives. The last task was to investigate the measures taken against the challenges encountered by TRC in achieving its objectives. The study was mainly qualitative, researcher employed interviews, focus group discussion, documentary review and observation as methods of data collection. Researcher used a case study design and purposively sampled 66 participants. Data were subjected to content analysis for interpretation. Based on the findings of this study, it is concluded that TRC objectives have not been achieved perfectly. Most of the TRCs professional programmes like seminars, workshops, discussions on difficult topics, teaching techniques, skills on producing and developing teaching and learning materials are not frequently conducted. Review of related literature focused on origin of TRCs globally and its spread to the other part of the world including Tanzania. Few studies such as Shoo, (2004) and Mujumba, (1995) inspired this study. Such studies dealt with the impact of donors support to TRCs and the management and sustainability of TRCs in Tanzania. The findings from these studies justify that currently, TRCs are not operating properly to achieve their objectives as intended. The study recommends on making TRCs alive, improvement of infrastructures, evaluation process of the programmes, budgeting for more teaching and learning resources development of man power who work in TRCs and recognition of teacher’s needs to develop.

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: 04 Mar 2020 12:59
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 12:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2470

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