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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTATION IN RURAL SCHOOLS IN THE DORSET CLUSTER SHURUGWI SOUTH DISTRICT, MIDLANDS, ZIMBABWE

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dc.contributor.author GUMBO, LOICE
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-02T08:32:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-02T08:32:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/124
dc.description Implementation of ECD Programs in Rural areas en_US
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to explore Early Childhood Development Program implementation in rural schools in the Dorset cluster in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. The research approach was qualitative and the research design was exploratory and descriptive. The population of the study consisted of all the 5 school heads in the Dorset cluster, 11 ECD teachers in 5 primary schools in the Dorset cluster. The population summed up to 16 respondents. All heads of the schools in Dorset cluster were selected and 11 out all ECD teachers in the Dorset cluster were selected since the cluster population was very small. The researcher collected the data using interviews for heads of schools, interviews with ECD teachers and observation guides for the schools. The research instruments were validated by the university experts. The researcher conducted the interviews and personally observed the ECD schools, being guided by the observation guide. The researcher used the probability sampling method to collect data from the census of the population which was consisted of 5 heads of the 5 schools and 11 ECD teachers from the schools in the Dorset cluster. Thematic analysis was used to analyse data collected. The research findings were that; ECD teachers were not utilising the skills they acquired to implement the ECD program in rural schools, the communities were not fully involved in the activities of ECD program implementation; the level of application of the supervision mechanism was very low and all schools in this cluster had almost similar challenges in implementing the Early Childhood Development program in rural school. The recommendations were that; Early Childhood Development teachers should fully utilize the skills which they acquired during training, awareness on the importance of community involvement in the ECD program to be given to the communities so that there is total involvement, the level of supervision by the supervisors to be raised in every school and communities to work as a team to overcome the challenges faced in the implementation of the Early Childhood Development program. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Early Childhood Development Implementation in Rural Schools en_US
dc.title EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTATION IN RURAL SCHOOLS IN THE DORSET CLUSTER SHURUGWI SOUTH DISTRICT, MIDLANDS, ZIMBABWE en_US


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