Perceptions of Teachers, Students and School Heads on the Roles of School inspectors in Tanzania: A Case of Primary Schools in Morogoro Municipality

Nyahove , Frank (2014) Perceptions of Teachers, Students and School Heads on the Roles of School inspectors in Tanzania: A Case of Primary Schools in Morogoro Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is about perceptions of students, teachers and school heads over the roles of school inspectors in primary schools located in Morogoro Municipality. The study was conducted in Morogoro Municipality. It was guided by the following objectives; examining the perceptions students have over the school inspectors in primary schools in Morogoro Municipality. Secondly, investigating the perceptions of teachers over the school inspectors in primary schools in Morogoro Municipality; and thirdly, investigating on the best approaches of school inspection in primary schools in Morogoro Municipality. The study employed qualitative approach design. Interview, focused group discussion and documents review were employed as data collection methods. The actual sample of this study was thirty nine (39). The first form of findings revealed that many students of primary schools in Morogoro Municipality see that there is a good relationship between school inspectors and primary school teachers. To a majority of these students believed that the school inspectors are good because they come to see how students are taught at school. Second set of findings showed that a majority of the primary school teachers perceived the school inspectors in a negative way because they do not help teachers on solving their teaching professional problems. The other reason that makes teachers hate school inspectors is the behavior of the school inspectors using abusive language and de-valuing teachers’ work when they are inspecting the school teachers in the classrooms. Conducting seminars to school inspectors, advising the school inspectors to use humanistic approach, inspectors having common stand on their inspection roles were some of the recommendations that were suggested to improve inspection in primary schools in Morogoro Municipality.

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 12:05
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/795

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