Challenges Facing Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies Curriculum in Primary Schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Peter, Florence (2014) Challenges Facing Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies Curriculum in Primary Schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study examined challenges facing implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)/ (TEHAMA) curriculum in primary schools in Dar es Salaam. The study used case study research design with a mixed approach of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. A total of 206 respondents comprising of 106 pupils and 98 teachers from 15 primary schools in all districts in Dar es Salaam region participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected using questionnaires and interview instruments which were then analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Data Reduction techniques respectively. Results have shown that there are several challenges that hamper effective implementation of ICT/ (TEHAMA) curriculum in primary schools in Dar es Salaam. The challenges include unwillingness of some teachers to teach ICT, lack of interest to teach ICT, lack of basic ICT knowledge, lack of ICT pedagogical knowledge, limited access to ICT physical facilities and lack of electricity in most primary schools. Also the study identified that various ways that can be used to enhance ICT/ (TEHAMA) curriculum implementation in primary schools, which include provision of regular in-service on ICT/ (TEHAMA) teaching, improve pupils and teachers’ access to ICTs and ensuring reliable electricity supply in primary schools. The study concludes that, successful implementation of ICT/ (TEHAMA) curriculum in primary schools is still a challenging endeavour. Supports from various stakeholders such as the Government, parents, teachers and others are critical for successful implementation of ICT/ (TEHAMA) curriculum in primary schools in Tanzania.

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 12:17
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/678

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