Basic literacy skills training to primary school teachers: the impact on the lower grade pupils’ performance

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Willias, Harrieth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-09T05:31:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-09T05:31:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Willias, H. (2017). Basic literacy skills training to primary school teachers: the impact on the lower grade pupils’ performance. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/411
dc.description Dissertation (MA Education) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was about the basic literacy skills training to primary school teachers and its impact on lower grades pupils‟ performance. References for this study were drawn from Nyamagana District-Tanzania. The study sought to meet three objectives, namely; to investigate on teachers‟ learned basic literacy skills to improve pupils‟ literacy, assessing the impacts of basic literacy skills training to primary school teachers on lower grades pupils‟ performance and to investigate on challenges that hinder effective development of basic literacy to pupils. The study employed mixed method approach and was further actualized using descriptive cross-sectional research design. Data were collected from 210 participants who were obtained from eleven (11) public primary schools found in Mkolani and Isamilo wards in Nyamagana District. These respondents included 22 STD I and II teachers and 176 STD I and II pupils, 11 head teachers and 1 District academic officer. Data and information was gathered using questionnaire, interview guides, documentary review and observation. The analysis of the data obtained from pupils and teachers revealed that training on literacy skills has contributed to the improvement of literacy competencies to teachers as well as pupils. However, the test results revealed that 20.5% of the STD I pupils failed to read unfamiliar words, 44.3% of the STD two pupils scored below the average in comprehension skills test. This failure is said to be the result of frequent transfer of STD I and II teachers from one school or class to another, lack of school feeding programme for pupils, pupils‟ family problems, poor teaching and learning environment, or inadequate teaching/learning materials. Following these findings, it is recommended that the government, the community and other agencies should improve the provision of teachers‟ in-services training, improve teaching/learning environment, supply enough teaching/learning materials and aids, motivate teachers and enroll a reasonable number of pupils in a class. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma en_US
dc.subject Literacy skills en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Family problems en_US
dc.subject Learning enviroment en_US
dc.subject Teaching aids en_US
dc.subject Community parceptions en_US
dc.subject Teachers motivation en_US
dc.subject Primary schools en_US
dc.subject Nyamagana en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Lower grade performance en_US
dc.subject Learning materials en_US
dc.subject Teaching materials en_US
dc.title Basic literacy skills training to primary school teachers: the impact on the lower grade pupils’ performance en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UDOM-IR


Browse

My Account