Effectiveness of School Boards in Enhancing Quality Education in Songea Municipality

Mgalula, Priscilla (2019) Effectiveness of School Boards in Enhancing Quality Education in Songea Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study was conducted in the Songea municipality, in Ruvuma region. The study investigated the contribution of School Boards in enhancing quality education. The specific objectives of the study were; to investigate whether or not School Boards had contributed to quality education in Schools, ascertain whether the involvement of the community through School Boards had contributed to quality education in schools and the perceptions of teachers, learners and the community towards the introduction of School Boards in schools as far as enhancing quality education was concerned. The study sample was 60 respondents. The combined approach provided an opportunity of using techniques such as questionnaires, observation and interviews. In this regard, four instruments were used for collecting data namely, questionnaires, interview guides, Focus Group Discussion guides and observation schedules towards promoting quality education. The study revealed that the School Boards were important in the schools. The research uncovered that school boards had direct impact on the deliverance of quality education in their respective schools. The study further revealed that teaching and learning materials were not adequate in the schools, for the School Boards to contribute to the quality education through effective teaching and learning processes. The research revealed problems of teaching and learning materials, but above all revealed that teachers hardly had time for learners and that the lacunae in earlier researchers in Boards and quality education is addressed by this particular research. The study recommended that each school should have the school board members as per standing regulations and not a wish.

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: 23 Sep 2021 10:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 10:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3023

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