The factors influencing shortage of teaching and learning resources in Tanzania primary schools

Elibariki, Nafikahedi (2014) The factors influencing shortage of teaching and learning resources in Tanzania primary schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the factors influencing shortage of teaching learning resources in Tanzania primary schools. The study to address three research objectives namely; first to assess the availability of learning and teaching resources in primary schools; Second, to examine the strategies used to enhance the availability of teaching and learning resources in primary schools and Thirdly to investigate the contribution of local community on assurance to viability of teaching and learning resources in primary schools. The study of employed descriptive research approach and case study design were used for data collection and analysis procedures. The population for the study involved primary school teachers, district primary school educational officer, school committee members, and local community organizations and companies. The sample size involved 68 respondents who were purposively sampled. The interviews and questionnaires methods were used for data collection. Content analysis method was used for the analysis of qualitative data which was finally presented descriptively. The finding shows that, in all schools surveyed there is shortage of teaching and learning materials. Based on the findings, it was recommended for the government to allocate adequate financial resources for education and ensure a mechanism for the funds to reach schools as planned. The text resources should be equally allocated to all subjects including science, here is a need for schools to establish good and permanent relations with neighboring communities and companies to influence their financial and material support to 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 12:19
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/670

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