Analysis of Stakeholders Perception in the Medium of Instruction in Secondary Schools: A Case of Songea Municipality

CHARLES, CATHERINE (2022) Analysis of Stakeholders Perception in the Medium of Instruction in Secondary Schools: A Case of Songea Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed to examine stakeholders’ perception on the medium of instruction in secondary schools; to evaluate the challenges facing students in their secondary education in respect to the medium of instruction; to examine issues related to medium of instruction as described by the policy and/or guidelines; and to explore the trend and future development of medium of instruction overtime. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were employed to obtain 76 respondents amongst Head teachers, teachers and students. Qualitative research approach informed by descriptive research design was employed to achieve the objectives of this study. Data were collected through interviews and focused group discussion. The findings revealed that ability of teachers in using English as MoI/LOI that teachers were not able to transmit. In third objective, the findings found were that English language to be used as a medium of instruction in secondary schools. However, the weakness of the policy in medium of instruction were the policy does not emphasize the use of English language in public primary schools but only doing so in secondary schools. In the fourth objective, the study showed that at the end, the policy would change whereby English language will be taught as a foreign in secondary school and not used as a medium of instruction. The study concluded that there were challenges facing stakeholders on the medium of instruction in secondary schools. The study recommended that the government should come up with one answer about a medium of instruction to be used in secondary school and make sure that teaching and learning environment are more attractive and safety so that students can study without stress. Keywords: Keywords: English language, Medium of Instruction, learning process, Teaching Language.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: happy shunda
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 08:45
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 08:45

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