The Influence of Non-Financial Incentives on Teacher Performance in Rural Primary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Kisarawe District

Isanzu, Lujiga Tabitha Enock (2014) The Influence of Non-Financial Incentives on Teacher Performance in Rural Primary Schools in Tanzania: A Case of Kisarawe District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of non-financial incentives on teacher performance in rural primary schools in Kisarawe District. The study involved a sample of 72 respondents selected using purposive and random sampling techniques. Data collection instruments were interviews, questionnaires and documentary review. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods were used. Data presentation was done in a narrative form with direct quotations from the voices of the respondents. The findings revealed that medical services, presentable houses, transport, electricity, sufficient teaching and learning materials, availability of clean safe water, recreation and market places were mentioned to be the main motivators for teachers. However, the provisions were not adequate and some of them were not available. This was due to lack of a clear incentive policy on teachers both at District and National levels. The study revealed that there was a positive relationship between the provision of non-financial incentives and teacher performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the Government and the Council should formulate a clear policy on teacher motivation including; provision of cooking utensils, beds and mattresses for newly appointed teachers, frequent visits and meetings with fellow teachers to discuss challenges they face. There was also a need to allocate adequate financial resources at Council and community levels in order to increase teachers’ access to soft loans. It was also recommended that a study on similar research area to be done to involve both public and private primary schools especially for comparative purposes.

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 12:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/803

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