EXISTING CONFLICTS AMONG STAFF MEMBERS IN SELECTED PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN TANZANIA

Zawadi Emmanuel Meyan, Egidio Chaula, Flora Kasumba

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Public secondary schools refer to the secondary schools that receive government support and its operations are controlled by the government. In recent years, several educational institutions in Tanzania have experienced conflicts among schools’ staff members. This study was conducted in Dodoma City Council, which is found in Dodoma Region, Tanzania. The area was selected randomly. A sample of 110 informants was drawn. Both primary and secondary data were collected. The study revealed that, conflicts vary from one school to another but the most experienced type of conflict in public secondary schools were interpersonal conflicts which include conflict between staff members and heads of schools, staff members themselves, teachers and students’ parents as well as members of school committee or village leaders. Furthermore, conflicts in public secondary schools were caused by difference in individuals’ attitudes, inadequate resources, friends’ influence, indiscipline on the part of schools’ staff members and administrators, favoritism by the school administrators, administrative incompetence and the misuse of funds. 

 

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secondary schools, conflict, teacher

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v8i12.4025

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