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The role of the baseline orientation course in enhancing learners' transition from primary to secondary education in Tanzania: the case of Dodoma municipality

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dc.creator Murasi, Murasi Geofrey
dc.date 2019-08-29T08:38:41Z
dc.date 2019-08-29T08:38:41Z
dc.date 2013
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-06T11:31:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-06T11:31:48Z
dc.identifier Murasi, M. G. (2013). The role of the baseline orientation course in enhancing learners' transition from primary to secondary education in Tanzania: the case of Dodoma municipality. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma.
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/1269
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/1269
dc.description Dissertation (MA Education)
dc.description During the transition from primary to secondary schooling, students experience changes within themselves as well as in their school environment. This study investigated the role of the Baseline Orientation Course (BOC) in enhancing learners‟ transition from primary to secondary education. The study addressed three specific objectives which were (1) To explore the implementation of the BOC in successful and unsuccessful secondary (2) To explore the challenges faced by teachers and students in implementing the BOC in the schools and (3) To suggest improvements in the running of the BOC. The study mainly employed the qualitative approach, particularly the case study design. One more successful school (MS) and a less successful school (LS) were selected for comparison. The study involved a total of 62 respondents from the schools, including two (2) BOC coordinators, 12 BOC teachers, and 48 Form One students. All respondents were selected using purposive sampling. Data were collected through interviews, FGDs, and language proficiency test. The data were analyzed and presented descriptively; however, in some quantitative elements, statistical computations were conducted using the SPSS. The study revealed that the BOC helped to enhance learners' transition from primary to secondary education. However, student selection, teachers' knowledge and experience management and monitoring of the course were found to be the key factors influencing the success of the BOC in the two schools. This study recommends, among other things, early student selection, teacher development and monitoring to be looked into for the BOC to be a more successful transition program.
dc.language en
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma
dc.subject Secondary education
dc.subject Secondary schools
dc.subject Primary schools
dc.subject Primary education
dc.subject Dodoma municipality
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Baseline orientation course
dc.subject Learners enhancement
dc.subject Transition
dc.subject School transition
dc.subject School learners
dc.subject School environment
dc.subject Learners' transition
dc.title The role of the baseline orientation course in enhancing learners' transition from primary to secondary education in Tanzania: the case of Dodoma municipality
dc.type Dissertation


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