THE UNIVERSITY OF DODOMA
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE NAME: PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS IN EDUCATION
COURSE CODE: FE 303
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Mr. MATALU, K & Mr. NDIBALEMA, P
NATURE OF WORK: GROUP ASSIGNMENT
SUBMISSION DATE: 2nd April 2013
| REG NUMBER
| DEGREE PROG
| TITUS, Wilhard
| NYENDO, Happyness T.
| MASSAWE, Thadeus T.
| PHILEMON, Goodluck W.
| LIKINJIYE, Loishoo
TABLE OF CONTENT
Our work focus on moral decay among teachers in Tanzania especially secondary school teachers towards academic performance of students. Recent results in National examination for secondary schools show poor performance of students, many things have been reported as the causes of these poor performances including increase moral decay among teachers. This paper explain why moral decay among teachers and it suggest the ways forward to eradicate this problem and to boost students' performance. Financial problems, globalization, poor social status and respect of teaching profession, media and religion are mentioned as the causes of moral decay among teachers and ways like raising teachers' salaries, review of recruitment procedures on teaching profession INTRODUCTION
Moral decay simply is a term used to describe the lack of moral codes or ethics that can be attributed to a lack of religion, lack of accountability, finances or other reasons. Moral decay may lead to people stealing and lying or even committing more grave acts such as murder because of the loss of moral fortitude. Moral decay can plotted into various forms like verbal moral decay and physical to fiscal abuse of public resources, now days moral decay is the global problem, many countries experience this problem, in USA the government introduce Character Education in early 1980's as a response to a growing perception that America society is in a state of crisis, moral decay or serious decline (Bebeau, R & Narvaez, 1999). It's being reported that moral decay become one of the cause of development deterioration in various aspects like economic and education. Our work will focus on causes and consequences of moral decay among teachers towards secondary school students' performance in Tanzania. Student performance in secondary schools especially ordinary level has been drop down year after year, this result various educational stakeholders to conduct various research to investigate on issues that trigger the occurrence of this problem and its solution and they came out with various reasons including moral decay among teachers Education is very important for the development of individual and society at large, there are influential people that facilitate education to occur these include students, stakeholders and teachers. If one of these misconduct their duties it deteriorate the whole process of education to occur and attain its goals. CAUSES OF MORAL DECAY AMONG TEACHERS
A variety of factors are seen as the causes of moral decay in society in the context of education system for teachers as follows; Financial problem among teachers.
Teaching profession is among profession in Tanzania that earn a little income per month compare to other profession and economic situation in Tanzania become difficult due to increase of the necessary demands. This make teachers to dedicate most of their time to engage in other economic activities just to boost their income per month which result teachers to fail to fulfill teaching duties hence increase in poor academic performance in secondary school examinations. (Boimanda, A.Y.S 2004) Globalization.
Its defined as the act of making the world resemble to village, means that what happen in one place is known to other places. Globalization also is one of...
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