Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Reducing The Incedence Of Early Marriage In The Zujung Community Of The Tamale Metropolis

REPORT SUMMARY Zujung is located in the Tamale South Constituency and under the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly. It is located in the outskirts and southern part of the Metropolis and shares boundaries with Builpiela to the North-West and Lamashegu to the East. Recently, the incidence of early marriage has been very high in Ghana. The project therefore, was designed to explore the effects of child marriage on the young people and the Zujung community at large and finding ways to reducing t...

An Investigation Into The Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Of Home Economics Teachers With Respect To Learner-Centred Methods Of Teaching In The Windhoek Educational Region

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to determine the knowledge, practices and attitudes that Home Economics teachers have on the learner-centred methods of teaching. The study addressed the following questions: a) what knowledge do Home Economics teachers have on the learner-centred approach to teaching? b) do Home Economics teachers’ use learner-centred methods of teaching in their classrooms? c) what are the Home Economics teachers' attitudes towards the use of the learner-centred m...

Factors That Contribute To Poor Perfomance Among Grade 10 Learners In Onamutai Circuit, Oshana Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT The academic performances among grade 10 learners become a matter of concern in Namibian schools since independence, despite deliberate effort made by the government. Many of the learners perform poorly in their grade 10 examinations, especially in the Onamutai circuit. This situation frustrates everybody and creates a blaming spirit among the Onamutai circuit stakeholders. The public have blamed educators for the failure of learners and the educators on the other hand, have bl...

Ethnomathematics: An Investigation Of The Mathematics Embedded In The Cultural Activities Of The Damara People In The Khorixas Area

ABSTRACT Ethnomathematics, deals with mathematics that is practiced within different tribal groups and is mainly influenced by the norms, beliefs, and the values that are important to these groups of people. The mathematical practices among the cultural set-ups normally include symbolic systems, spatial designs, practical construction techniques, calculation methods, measurement in time, space, and specific ways of reasoning, which can be translated into formal mathematical representatio...

Perceptions Of Namibian Grade 10 Learners And Their Teachers On The Importance Of Life Skills Topics In The Khomas Region

In this study I will attempt to investigate the perceptions of Namibian Grade 10 learners in the Khomas Region on the importance of Life Skills Topics as proposed by the National Curriculum of the Ministry for Basic Education, Sport and Culture.

Views Of Board Members On Management Of Schools: A Casestudy Of Caprivi Educational Region Of Namibia.

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine views of Board members on management of schools in the Caprivi Educational Region of Namibia. Through the provision of the Education Act of 2001, there was an establishment of School Boards comprising of parents, teachers and learners. The rationale for the establishment of School Boards was to address the inequalities and practices that occurred in the past. Previously parents, teachers and learners did not participate in school-based de...

Assessing The Impact Of In-Service Training On School Counsellors Of The Sagnarigu District Directorate Of The Ghana Education Service

ABSTRACTThe study was an assessment of in-service training for school counsellors in Sagnarigu District. A mixed method design was used in the study. A population of sixteen people (Counsellors and Headmasters) was involved. Interview guide and questionnaire were the instruments for collecting data. School counsellors and Head Masters responded to the questionnaires while key informants were interviewed. The researcher personally administered the questionnaires and conducted the interviews. T...

Adolescents And Peer Group Pressure: Coping Strategy And Counselling Implication

INTRODUCTION Peer pressure is a phenomenon peculiar to the adolescent stage ( the teenage period).

School mapping: factor to when carrying out school mapping exercise.

In any school mapping exercise, certain factors should be taken into consideration. This article explains some of the factors.

School Factors Affecting Teaching And Learning English Language At Primary At Primary Level (A Case Study Of Malumfashi Local Government Of Katsina State)

ABSTRACT The aim of this research is to investigate and find out the school factors that affect teaching and learning English language at primary level. The research also try to explore the factors that constitute for the students’ success or failure in studying English. The research also attempted to know those things which students lack in school which caused them to have poor performance in English as well as how good and modern techniques of teaching contribute to the success of...

Enrolment, progression and completion rates of students in Junior Secondary Schools in FCT All

ABSTRACT      This studd the enrolment, progression and completion rates of students in Junior y Schools in Federal Capital Territory: 2007 -2014. Descriptive research rich is ex post facto in nature was adopted for this study. Six research and three null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study858 students registered in 143 public secondary schools in the six Area of the Federal Capital Territory during the period of the study. Secondar enrolment, progression and co...

Using Language Games To Promote Literacy Skills In The Esl Classroom At Primary School Level

ABSTRACT This study was carried out in St John Bosco`s Basic school in Navrongo in the KassenaNankana Municipality in the 2012/2013 academic year. Thirty Pupils in Class 3 were used for the Research. The purpose of the study was to experiment the use of language games to promote literacy skills among primary school pupils in rural schools, where teaching and learning resources are woefully inadequate. The focus of the study was on the following aspects of literacy skill; speaking, readin...

Perceptions Of Issues And Challenges Contributing To Pupils’ Poor Performance In Mathematics In Some Rural Schools In The New Juaben Municipality: The Perceptions Of Stakeholders In Education

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study was to investigate the key issues and challenges perceived by Pupils, Mathematics teachers, Headteachers and Circuit supervisors as contributing to pupils’ poor performance in mathematics in some rural schools in the New Juaben Municipality. It was to find out how stakeholders of mathematics education perceive teachers’ support for the learning of mathematics. Also, the study sought to find out the perceptions of stakeholders about schools’ support...

The Role Of Adult Education In The Adoption Of Innovations By Cocoa Growers In Ghana

ABSTRACT This study was designed to analyse the adoption of recommended cocoa practices among cocoa growers in Ghana and to relate it to the correctness of their knowledge of principles underlying the recommende practices, the growers' sources of cocoa husbandry information selected personal and economic characteristics of the growers; and to examine the relationships discovered and to draw recommendations which will assist the Ghana Government in programmes to increase cocoa production...

Ghanaian Teachers Attituse Towards Inclusive Assessment In Basic Education: A Case Study Of Ga-East Municipality

ABSTRACT Inclusive assessment has been a global issue in recent times especially in this era of inclusive education where teachers frame their teaching, learning and assessment practise to meet students with special educational needs. The broad aim of this study was to assess Ghanaian teachers attitude toward inclusive assessment in basic educational system. Descriptive survey which is a case study in nature was adopted for this study. Ga East municipality was specifically selected as th...


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