An investigation on the utilization of instructional materials in pre- primary schools in Morogoro municipal council

Mwalyego, Majid Shitambala (2014) An investigation on the utilization of instructional materials in pre- primary schools in Morogoro municipal council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was on the investigation on the utilization of instructional materials in pre-primary schools. The study was done in four primary schools in Morogoro municipal council. This study focused on pre-primary units established in public primary schools. It was guided by the following three research objectives: The first one was to observe the availability of instructional materials for pre-primary unit. The second objective was to assess the adequacy of the available instructional materials in pre-primary unit. The last was to examine the extent to which pre- primary classes utilize instructional materials during classroom instructions. The sample comprised 40 respondents; four heads of school, four academic teachers, four lesson teachers and 28 pupils. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire, observation, interview and documentary review developed by the researcher. The instruments were validated first by the supervisor then the pilot study. The major findings of this study, revealed that there was inadequacy of instructional materials in pre primary units, whereby the few available ones were mainly for teaching the 3R’s. It was also revealed that the utilization of instructional materials was affected by teacher- pupil ratio, whereby the utilization was minimal in school with high teacher-pupil ratio. Also the classroom space and arrangement was poor such that effective facilitation by class teachers in using learning materials was restricted to only a few pupils. On the other hand time scheduled for instruction was too short for effective utilization of instructional materials. Although the children enjoyed learning by using instructional materials, most of them did not have the opportunity to effectively utilize available learning materials and a wide variety of instructional materials outlined in the syllabus. Based on the findings it is recommended that, there should be increased investment on pre-primary education especially those pre-primary units established in public primary schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:23
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/604

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