Participatory Methods in Teaching of English Subject in Community Secondary Schools in Moshi Rural District: Challenges and Prospects

Shirima, David E. (2013) Participatory Methods in Teaching of English Subject in Community Secondary Schools in Moshi Rural District: Challenges and Prospects. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This qualitative study examines the effectiveness of Participatory Methods in Teaching of English subject in community secondary schools in Moshi Rural District. Specifically, the study: explored teaching methods being used in teaching of English subject, assessed the students’ perceptions on the use of Participatory methods in teaching English subject, examined the challenges facing English teachers in using participatory methods to teach English subject. The study was underpinned by Context, Input, and Process, Product (CIPP) model that was adopted and modified from Stufflebeam 1971. Purposive, stratified and simple random sampling techniques were employed to obtain 85 respondents, made up of Zonal school inspector for English subject, heads of school, and heads of English departments, English teachers and students. Data were collected through interviews, focus group discussions, and observations. The study findings revealed that teachers employ participatory techniques with little knowledge on how to practice them, most students have positive perception on the use of participatory methods but it was less practiced due to large class size and the fact that most had no mastery of English language. The study recommends that the concerned education authorities such as MoEVT, TIE, REOs, DSEOs, should formulate sound policies to enable proper training of teachers so that they select and use appropriate participatory teaching methods for overall betterment of teaching English in secondary schools.

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 11:57
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:57
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/903

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