The Effect of Teachers’ Workload on Students’ Academic Performance in Community Secondary Schools: A Study of Mbeya City

Gwambombo, Idde (2013) The Effect of Teachers’ Workload on Students’ Academic Performance in Community Secondary Schools: A Study of Mbeya City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of teachers’ workload on students’ academic performance in community secondary schools in Mbeya City. Four specific research objectives which guided the study were; to find out the number of periods taught by one teacher per week and its effects on students’ academic performance, to identify how internal tests and marking load affect students’ academic performance, to examine how administrative roles affect students’ academic performance and to examine students’ performance in the context of heavy teachers’ workload. The study was conducted in Mbeya City in Mbeya region. The study employed descriptive survey design, qualitative and quantitative approaches were used to carry out the study. The methods employed during data collection were survey, interviews, focus group and documentary review. Also interview guides and questionnaires were used as tools for data collection. Random and purposive sampling procedures were used to obtain the respondents. The study revealed that teachers’ workload is heavy and has negative effect on students’ academic performance in community secondary schools. From the findings, it is recommended that the government should employ competent teachers in order to increase the teaching force, utilize retired teachers, and encourage people with academic qualifications to join the teaching profession.

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 11:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/913

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