A study on school factors affecting students’ attitudes towards learning mathematics in the Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania, The Case of Bukoba Municipal Council in Kagera Region

Joseph, George (2013) A study on school factors affecting students’ attitudes towards learning mathematics in the Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania, The Case of Bukoba Municipal Council in Kagera Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined the school factors influencing students’ attitudes towards learning Mathematics in Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania and to establish the strategies that can be adopted to improve mathematics performance by students in Secondary Schools in Bukoba Municipality in Kagera Region in Tanzania. For the purpose of the study, respondents responded to a combination of four instruments namely interview, questionnaire, focused group discussion and documentary review. The data for the research was collected by the use of questionnaires; one for students and another questionnaire for teachers. Key findings revealed that students’ attitudes towards mathematics were influenced by other variables such as students’ learning styles. Similarly, with respect to gender differences, the present study’s findings were consistent with those variables, but there is no significance gender established. The study recommended that there is a need to develop a love for mathematics through the setting up of “Mathematics Clubs” in every Secondary school. Its aims should be to help students develop positive attitude towards Mathematics and develop a love for Mathematics. Also since the present study was limited to Community secondary schools, similar studies could be carried out to cover public and private schools as well as other sectors of education. This present study might be a pointer in such directions.

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/919

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