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dc.contributor.advisorCobb, Donella J.
dc.contributor.authorCollin, Anney
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T03:21:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T03:21:04Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationCollin, A. (2019). A mentoring approach to learner centred education in Tanzania : a case from the grass roots (Thesis, Master of Education (MEd)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12808en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12808
dc.description.abstractOver the past twenty years there has been an attempt to reform classroom pedagogy in Tanzania by implementing a learner-centred model of education. Even though government policy and curriculum design provide the policy conditions for implementing Learner Centred Education, research suggests that many teachers continue to implement teacher-centred approaches. This study reports on the findings of an instrumental case study that aimed to identify the strategies used by six mentor teachers to support teachers to effectively implement learner-centred education. The findings of this study revealed five strategies that mentors used to support the implementation of pedagogical change. These include; 1) supporting the development of teacher identity, 2) modelling flatter power relationships, 3) developing reflective practice, 4) modelling a learner centred environment and 5) engaging teachers in continuing professional development. The research also identified some of the challenges that mentors experienced, such as large class sizes, lack of resources and incongruent assessment and inspectorate policies. These findings suggest that if learner-centred pedagogies are to be successfully implemented in Tanzania, an ongoing continuing professional development program based on a mentoring model provides an effective strategy for enabling the implementation of LCE.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectMentoring
dc.subjectlearner-centred education
dc.subjectTanzania
dc.subjectindigenous
dc.subjectimplementation of policy and curriculum
dc.titleA mentoring approach to learner centred education in Tanzania : a case from the grass roots
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (MEd)
dc.date.updated2019-08-27T21:15:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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