This seminar paper is guided by convergent design under a mixed-method approach to explore the implementation of school mapping and micro planning in the supply of teachers and professional development to meet demand in public primary schools in Arusha region, Tanzania. The study was guided by Open systems theory as postulated by Katz and Khan (1966). The target populations were 395,003. Both probability and non-probability sampling techniques were used while questionnaire, observation, Document schedule were used to gather quantitative information from pupils, teachers, Ward Education Officer, school Committee Members and interviews were used to collect Qualitative data from District Education Officer, District planning officer and District Executive Director. Quantitative Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and qualitative by coding and creating themes and final data was merged to ensure comparison of the findings. The reliability of the instruments was tested by using the Cronbach Alpha; while conformability of qualitative data was ensured by adherence to data collection procedures and ethics. The study found shortage of teachers supply and undeveloped teachers in primary schools. From that school mapping and micro-planning were not active to ensure the supply of teachers and professional development to meet the demand in public primary schools in Arusha region. The study recommended that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) Collaborate with the President Office Regional Administrative and Local government (PO-RALG) through Departments of planning should maintain school mapping and micro-planning through training and implement at district level for teachers supply and professional development to meet the demand in public primary schools. Local government and education stakeholders should mobilize and allocate reallocation funds for teachers’ recruitment at their locality and support teachers professional development in primary schools.
Citation: Gerald Anthony Maige and Catherine Mueni Muteti (2022) Implementation of School Mapping and Micro Planning in The Supply of Teachers and Their Professional Development to Meet Demand in Public Primary Schools in Arusha Region, Tanzania, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.9, pp.66-85
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