The Role of Teachers’ Resource Centre on Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools in Dodoma City.

Grace, Shileringo (2021) The Role of Teachers’ Resource Centre on Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools in Dodoma City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study investigated the role of the Teachers’ Resource Centre on enhancing teaching and learning in primary schools. Specifically, the study objectives were to examine the management of TRCs in Dodoma for improved teaching and learning, Explore teachers’ utilization of TRCs in teaching and learning and investigate alternative strategies to improve the management of TRCs for improved teaching and learning. The study used mixed research approach employing exploratory research design. The research used a sample size of 84 teachers selected from six schools in Dodoma City. Data collection methods included Focus group discussion, interview, observation and documentary review. Data collected were analyzed using thematic content analysis, and presented in thick descriptions, quotations and tables. The study found that TRCs contribute less or sometimes nothing to teachers’ professional development, a situation that produces teachers with limited skills in applying modern technology for effective teaching/learning in primary schools in Dodoma City. The study also found teachers were not using TRCs to improve their teaching and learning thus, TRCs have had little impact on teachers’ professional development. The study reports further that TRCs were faced with serious financial limitations to support the implementation of different programmes including provision of strategic subject content and pedagogical in-service training to instructors. The study concluded that TRCs are currently not working according to the goals and motive of their establishment. The study recommended that stakeholders and the government under the respective ministry consider improving TRCs by providing human, fiscal and physical resources to contribute to teacher professional development. Keywords: Teachers’ Resource Centre, teaching and learning, primary schools, Dodoma

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: 06 Jan 2023 14:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 14:42

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