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|Title: ||Relationship between working environment and teacher effectiveness at Young Women Christian Association – Vocational Training Centre|
|Authors: ||Muwanguzi, Betty Ssenkubuge|
|Keywords: ||Work environment|
Young Women Christian Association
Vocational training Centres
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Abstract: ||The researcher’s concern was on the relationship between working environment and teacher effectiveness at Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Kampala District.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the working environment affected the teacher effectiveness in YWCA Vocational Training Centre during the period between 2002 – 2008.
The study was guided by specific objectives that include;
i) Examining the extent to which working relationship between administrators and teachers affected teachers’ effectiveness.
ii) Examining the extent to which teacher resources affect effectiveness.
iii) Establishing the extent to which mode of salary payment affected teachers effectiveness.
The researcher used a cross-sectional survey design. Questionnaires and interview guides were administered to the respondents who were teachers and administrators and documents were carefully analyzed and recorded results from the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and Makerere University Business School (MUBS).
Findings revealed that;
i) Administrator- teacher relationship has a direct effect on teacher effectiveness and it created harmony and therefore commitment towards work.
ii) The teacher research resources have a direct influence on teacher effectiveness as it reduces teacher stress in preparation and facilitation of the lessons, as well as time management.
iii) The mode of salary payments affects teacher effectiveness as it helps the teachers to address their personal needs so that they can concentrate on work.
iv) That the working environment in YWCA Vocational Training Centre was not favouring teachers that is why there was lack of effectiveness between teachers and administrators, lack of teacher research resources and poor mode of salary payment. This however were necessary for employees in all organizations for effectiveness.
The study concluded that;
i) Good working relationship between administrators and teachers has a direct bearing on teacher effectiveness.
ii) Teacher research resources greatly influence teacher effectiveness in terms of lesson preparation and presentation.
iii) The mode of salary payment affects teachers’ effectiveness when paid immediately after completion of the tasks.
However that the nature of the working environment was still unfavourable in YWCA and this affected greatly the effectiveness of the teachers.
This study recommended that;
i) Administrators in YWCA need to train in order to improve on communication skills through seminars, workshops and conferences among others.
ii) Management should adopt flexible working hours in YWCA Vocational Training Centre (VCT) in order to reduce stress among teachers.
iii) Teachers be availed with research resources. This to include re-stocking the library with books of current and relevant information, and provision of adequate modern practical equipment and use computers (internet).
iv) Teachers’ payment need to be increased in relation to the cost of living so that they can meet their expected needs. This will enable them give a self-less service. Thus effectiveness be achieved.
Areas of further research
1. Working environment and job satisfaction
2. Diversity management and teacher effectiveness
3. Information technology an teacher effectiveness|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management in Education of Makerere University.|
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