The SACMEQ II Project in Tanzania: a study of the conditions of schooling and the quality of education: Tanzania working report

Author(s): Mrutu, Aminiel S.; Ponera, Godfrey E.; Nkumbi, Emmanuel M.

Organisation(s): Tanzania UR. Ministry of Education

Date: 2005

Pages: 294 p.

The “setting” for the study has been described in the first chapter, with an introduction to the SACMEQ II Project and a description of the structure of the school system in Tanzania. In Chapter 2 the conduct of the study has been summarised by establishing the policy research questions, the development of the instruments, test development and the subsequent scaling procedures, the population tested, the sampling procedures used and the calculation of sampling errors, the data collection, the data entry, cleaning, weighting and analysis. Data on pupils’ characteristics and their learning environments have been reported in Chapter 3. Information on teachers’ characteristics and their viewpoints on teaching, classroom resources, professional support, and job satisfaction has been given in Chapter 4. The analyses of the extent to which school heads’ characteristics and their viewpoints on educational infrastructure, the organization and operation of schools, and problems with pupils and staff have been reported in Chapter 5. In Chapter 6, the results of the analysis of the equitable allocation of educational inputs to regions and also to school within regions have been reported. The achievement results of both pupils and teachers in reading and mathematics have been reported in Chapter 7. In Chapter 8 the major results have been summarised and suggestions for action by the Ministry have been made.

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