Contributions of Subject Teachers Towards the Performance of Students in Tanzania: The Case of Geography Teachers in Ilala Municipality

Bernard , Filomena (2014) Contributions of Subject Teachers Towards the Performance of Students in Tanzania: The Case of Geography Teachers in Ilala Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study determined the contributions of subject teachers towards the performance of students in Tanzania; the case of ordinary level geography teachers in Ilala Municipality. It applied both quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation and involved 31 subject teachers and 260 students drawn from 10 out of 48 public secondary schools applying stratified sampling technique. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data and secondary data were obtained from The National Examination Council of Tanzania for the study. Three hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 level of significance using chi-square test and percentage analysis was used for description. The results showed that teachers' working experience contributed on students' academic performance while teachers' professional academic qualification, teachers' working environment and teachers’ perception did not influence the difference in students' academic performance. However, the observed differences in students’ performance were statistically significant with P values less than 0.05 the level of significance used for the five consecutive years. It was concluded that teachers’ working environment, qualification and perception were not statistically significant hence did not contribute to the differences in students' academic performance. It was recommended that there should be retention of teachers that will encourage them to remain in their teaching profession and redistribution of experience teachers in favour of newly established schools. Retraining, constant workshops and seminars should be made available by government for teachers to improve their teaching skills. Also the study recommended that there should be equal criteria for the selection of students joining secondary schools in both community and regional secondary schools. Lastly the study recommended research to be conducted for advanced level, whole country and on the contribution of social-cultural and economic factors on education achievement.

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 12:18
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:18
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/675

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