The Causes and Nature of Inequalities Among Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania

Robert, Mukasa Buligwanga (2013) The Causes and Nature of Inequalities Among Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the causes and nature of inequalities among secondary school teachers by exploring the participants’ perceptions, views and experiences. All steps were taken to ensure flexibility, authenticity, credibility, conformability and transferability worthy of a qualitative study. The methodology of the study employed three data capturing methods that included observation, questionnaire and interviews. During the data collection process, three schools were selected involving thirty five teachers. They filled the questionnaires and five were interviewed. Fifteen students filled the questionnaires and they were all interviewed. Based on the human capital theory, the study found out that wage and non-wage inequalities existed due to the differences in the level of education and experience. Inequalities among secondary school teachers were mainly due to the differences in the size and quality of the human capital and nature of the employer, whether public or private in regard to enabling teachers to access training and upgrading opportunities. It is recommended that dealing with inequalities should be done in the context of the impact on motivation, productivity and labour turnover. Employers, especially schools should adopt more transparent methods of job appraisal and payment so as to encourage confidence in a less equal system of rewards.

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 11:58
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:58
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/892

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