Effects of Education Decentralization by Devolution on students’ performance in Tanzania: The Case of Community Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality

Ngamesha, Bernard Anthony (2013) Effects of Education Decentralization by Devolution on students’ performance in Tanzania: The Case of Community Secondary Schools in Temeke Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is a dense description of the effects of the decentralized by devolution of the administration and management of the community built secondary schools under SEDP in Temeke Municipality. The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of that decentralization on the performance of the students. The conceptual framework comprises all levels of the educational administration at which decision points are required to be taken in the process of implementing decentralization by devolution. The design of the study is a case study purposely selected for better understanding of how the devolution has functioned and with what effects. The sample comprised of higher officials at the MOEVT, PMO-RALG, Region and Municipal; heads of secondary schools, teachers, WECs, School Board members, parents and students. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used complementarily for primary data collection through questionnaires, broad sweep observations, and in-depth interviews with key informants. Secondary data were gathered through unpublished documents, school registers, newspapers, internet and other official documents. Quantitative data were processed using ASSP. Qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis and reported in terms of themes/categories and quotations. In conclusion measures for positive students’ effects include, full involvement of all concerned with taking decisions and timely empowerment of all concerned including school administrators, deployment of qualified teachers and students leaders at lower tiers in the implementation of the policy. Also, taking effective and corrective measures on weaknesses, whenever monitoring unearths them.

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: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/957

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