The Impact of In-Service Training on the Performance of Primary School Teachers in Kyela District, Tanzania.

Boniface, Victoria (2020) The Impact of In-Service Training on the Performance of Primary School Teachers in Kyela District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study focused on assessing the impact of in-service training on the performance of primary school teachers in kyela district Tanzania. The study sought to cover the following three objectives: Firstly, examine approaches used in providing in-service training to primary school teachers in Tanzania. Secondly, to examine the influence of in-service training at enabling primary school teachers in the mastery of subject matter of the subjects they are teaching. Lastly, to explore the role of in-service training in improving teachers’ ability in preparing, teaching and evaluating their lessons in primary schools of Tanzania. Both Qualitative and quantitative approaches (mixed method) were employed under embedded design. Interviews and questionnaires were used as the major data collection instruments. Statements from interview quotations were analysed through content analysis. Quantitative data were coded into Computer software programme SPSS and analysed through descriptive statistics. Major findings showed that, seminars and workshops were the best methods used in training primary school teachers so as to improve their teaching. Also, it was uncovered that improvement of performance and effectiveness are some of the key roles played by in-service training offered to teachers. Also, it was disclosed that in-service training provides a room for teachers to improve their teaching and evaluation procedures. From the findings the researcher concludes that; study informants provided information different approaches employed during in-service training that were more constructive and appealing. The study recommends that, there is a need for the government to plan for in-service trainings that will ensure teachers are up-to-date. In the light of this, the government has to make sure that there are regular in-service trainings to employees with relevant methods so as to update their skills. Keywords: Pre- service Training, In-service Training and Performance

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: 01 Jun 2021 07:43
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 07:43

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