Diploma Teacher Education in Tanzania
Voices of Educational Stakeholders on the Shift from Academic Subject Matter to Pedagogy
This study investigated the views of key stakeholders in education on the shift from academic subject content to pedagogy in diploma teacher education in Tanzania.
A sample of 125 respondents including: diploma college tutors, trainee teachers, university scholars at the faculty of education in the University of Dar-es-Salaam, secondary school teachers and officials at the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and Tanzania Institute of Education provided the requisite information.
Data were obtained through questionnaires that used closed and open-ended questions, semi-structured interviews and documentary review.
With an exception of the officials at the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, the findings indicated that majority of the respondents were explicit in expressing doubts on the new teacher education curriculum which deprive trainee teachers from academic subject matter content stressing that knowing precedes doing.
Based on the findings of this study, the researcher recommends for the balanced provision of both academic subject matter content and pedagogy for building a balanced teacher education programme.
Mgeni, PhD, M.A Philosophy, Holy Cross University-Italy; M.A.
in Education Management, B.A Education-University of Dar es Salaam; B.A.Theology-Sicily.
He has worked as lecturer, Dean Faculty of Education, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, currently he is a Director at St.Augustine University of Tanzania-Bukoba Centre.