Assessing the current status of the newly revised plasma television program instruction: the case of Silte zone secondary schools
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The main objective of this study is to assess the current status of the newly revised plasma television program instruction (PTVPI) in Silte Zone secondary schools. Hence, it tried to examine the extent to which classroom teachers and students perform their roles as stated in plasma guide. In addition to this, it tried to examine the extent to which principals support PTVPI, strengths of the newly revised PTVP and factors affecting it. To accomplish this purpose, the study employed descriptive research design. The study was carried out on 6 secondary schools which were selected through the combination of both available and simple random sampling techniques. Then, a total of 304 individuals participated in the study. Among them, 130 teachers and 6 supervisors were included in the sample through available sampling technique. Additionally, 156 students were included through stratified random sampling while the remaining 12 principals were included through the combination of both purposive and available sampling techniques. Questionnaire, interview and observation checklist were used to collect the necessary data regarding the issue. The analysis of the quantitative data was carried out by using percent, mean, standard deviation, independent sample t-test and one-way ANOVA while qualitative data which were obtained through open ended questions and interview were analyzed using narration. The result of the study revealed that, both classroom teachers and principals are sometimes (moderately) performing their roles while students are usually performing their roles. Moreover, the study found out that, the strengths of the newly revised PTVP are highly supporting both the teachers and students to perform their roles while shortage of new PTVs that take CDs and lack of DVDs in schools are extremely affecting PTVPI among many factors in the study area. From the results of the finding, it is possible to conclude that, status of PTVPI in the study area is moderate. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that, government need to provide material support to schools and technical support to both teachers and principals through training in order to improve status of PTVPI in the study area by participating the community as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).