Assessing the contribution of Teachers Resource Centers to Primary School Teachers in Bariadi District.

James, Neema (2020) Assessing the contribution of Teachers Resource Centers to Primary School Teachers in Bariadi District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was conducted to investigate the contribution of Teachers Resource Centers (TRCs) to primary school teachers’ professional development in Bariadi District. Simple random sampling technique was used to obtain the sample. Data were collected using questionnaire survey, observation, documentary review, and Key informant interview. Sample of 91 including 80 primary school teachers, 1 District primary education officer, and 10 Teachers resource center coordinators was selected. Results have shown that, the most contributions of TRCs was significantly in helping teachers by 80%. Benefits include, preparing teaching aids, exchange of educational resources and team learning and working. Textbooks, syllabuses, maps and charts, teaching guides, models and posters and supplement books are the most learning resources available in TRCs. Moreover, the researcher noted that, the teacher’s resource centers (TRC) were challenged mostly by lack of refresh stock of resources and materials, inadequate resources to be useful to teachers and finishing up of the projects initiated by governments, NGOs, and international donor. The study recommends that, despite the aforementioned challenges still the government in collaboration with other stakeholders need to provide human and financial resources to the facilities to enable teachers enhance their professional development and acquire other TRCs benefits. Keywords: Teachers Resource Centers, primary school, Bariadi District, education officer.

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: 13 Jan 2023 11:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 11:52

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