The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, from the Mid 1990s embarked on the Education Sector Development Programme (ESDP) and adopted the Sector Wide Approach (SWApp) to introduce and implement education reforms in all sub-sectors of the education system. The Outcomes of the ESDP include the Primary Education Development Plan (2002-2006) (PEDP I) and the Primary Education Development Programme (2007-2011)(PEDPII). The overarching objective of PEDP I and PEDP II is to improve quality and achieve national and international targets and goals of equitable access to quality education.
There are scanty data and information on qualitative determinants of learning achievements and schooling outcomes, particularly the role of Leadership and Management in the whole equation of education quality improvement. Through a meta-analysis of existing initiatives and an intensive survey of literature, EdQual’s Leadership and Management (L&M) Research Project identified that gap. It was therefore expedient to undertake a baseline study to determine what Public Primary Schools’ Head Teachers consider to be the role of school leadership and management in the improvement of quality, reflecting on the holistic nature of the concepts of quality and quality improvement. The Baseline study was carried out in three regions of Mainland Tanzania [Mwanza, Tanga and Pwani (Coast)] involving six Administrative Districts and thirty four Public Primary Schools.
Bristol, UK: EdQual. ISBN: 978-1-906675-25-7, 70 pp.