Basic Education Research Papers/Topics

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON LITERACY DEVELOPMENT AMONG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS IN THE ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The study looked to investigate the effects of social media on literacy development among pupils in junior high schools. The study was aimed at finding pupils’ perception about the nature of literacy, identifying major social media network sites and their mass usage among pupils as well as the effects of social media and social networking sites on pupils’ language learning and literacy development within the context of sociocultural and social learning theories. To achieve the ...

Influence of Social Media on Literacy Development Among Junior High School Pupils in the Asante-Akim South District

ABSTRACT The study looked to investigate the effects of social media on literacy development among pupils in junior high schools. The study was aimed at finding pupils’ perception about the nature of literacy, identifying major social media network sites and their mass usage among pupils as well as the effects of social media and social networking sites on pupils’ language learning and literacy development within the context of sociocultural and social learning theories. To achieve the ...

Integrating the Teaching of Social Studies With Science in the Colleges of Education in the Central Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study sought the possibility of integrating Social Studies with Science in Colleges of Education in Ghana. Many educators have perceived the necessity for a paradigm shift toward interdisciplinary teaching. As mentioned by Campbell and Henning (2010), knowledge today is becoming more interdisciplinary and integrated, which calls for interdisciplinary and integrated learning in public schools. The main purpose of the study was to explore the integrated curriculum approach to the ...

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS’ CONCEPTION OF LINEAR INEQUALITIES IN ONE VARIABLE IN HAVE CIRCUIT OF THE AFADZATO SOUTH DISTRICT IN GHANA

ABSTRACT The main purpose of study was to investigate junior high school pupils’ conception of linear inequalities in one variable in ‘Have’ Circuit of the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region of Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to examine pupils conceptions of linear inequalities, to identify the benefits pupils derived from understanding linear inequalities concepts in mathematics and to identify conceptual change in male and female pupils learning outcomes in linear ineq...

OB SATISFACTION AMONG TEACHERS OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE HO MUNICIPALITY OF THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to delve into factors which influence job satisfaction among teachers in both private and public basic schools within the Ho municipality of the Volta Region in Ghana. Methods applied were descriptive survey, and the purposive and random sampling to select respondents for the study. In all, 200 teachers were involved. Questionnaire was used to collect the data which was analyzed by simple percentage and represented in tabular forms. The study revealed tha...

THE IMPACT OF GHANAIAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS’CURRICULUM KNOWLEDGE ON PUPILS PERFORMANCE IN ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of Junior High School science teachers’ curriculum knowledge on pupils’ performance. Theory of teachers’ knowledge and constructivist learning theory formed the framework that guided the study. The study used a mixed methods design, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative techniques to collect data. The sample consisted of 59(12 females and 47 males) public Junior High science teachers. A questionnaire on science teachers’ curriculum...

DETERMINANTS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE EFFUTU MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The study investigated the determinants of academic achievement of students in public junior high schools in the Effutu Municipality. Specifically, the study sought to investigate how teacher-related factors, school environment-related factors, studentrelated factors, and home-related factors determined academic achievement of students in public junior high schools in the Municipality. The study, which was based on Bronfenbrenner’s (1989) Ecological Systems Theory, was underpinned...

School Attendance, Dropout and Academic Performance in Mining Areas: The Case of Selected Junior High Schools in the Atwima Kwanwoma District

ABSTRACT This study sought out to investigate the influence of illegal mining on school attendance, dropout and academic performance of junior high school pupils in the Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, a convergent mixed method design was employed. The sample size for the quantitative study was 105, comprising 70 pupils and 35 parents. In the qualitative phase, a sample size of 8 comprising 4 pupils and 4 parents were emplo...

EXPLORING UPPER PRIMARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT IN THE GOMOA EAST DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The study sought to explore Upper Primary and Junior High School mathematics teachers’ perceptions and practices of classroom assessment in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region of Ghana. A mixed method sequential explanatory study was undertaken using Mohamad’s (2009) conceptual framework (Classroom Assessment Process). A survey was first conducted using the Classroom Assessment Conception Instrument to gather quantitative data on the respondents (n = 289). Quantitativ...

TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION IN MATHEMATICS IN MAMPONG MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the knowledge and practice of differentiated instruction by primary school teachers in the Mampong municipality of Ghana. The study employed a sequential explanatory design within the mixed method approach. The study employed stratified sampling technique to select a sample of 135 primary school teachers from Mampong municipality of Ghana for the quantitative study and from which 9 teachers were selected for the qualitative study. The researcher used ...

EVALUATING THE NATIONAL LITERACY ACCELERATION PROGRAMME ON LOWER PRIMARY IN THE UPPER WEST REGION

ABSTRACT The study sought to evaluate the implementation of the National Literacy Acceleration Programme (NALAP) and to assess progress made so far after the implementation. This study again sought to assess how the teaching of language and literacy from the Kindergarten to primary three was implemented as a follow-up to the NALAP which is bi-literacy language programme and whether the methods, strategies and materials of NALAP were effectively used. It was also to investigate the extent to ...

FACTORS AFFECTING ATTRITION AND RETENTION OF PUBLIC BASIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE SOUTH DAYI DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate factors associated with the rate of teacher attrition in public Basic Schools in the South Dayi District. The study further sought to explore mechanisms put in place by stakeholders to help retain public Basic School teachers in the district. A mixed method concurrent triangulation research design was used in the conduct of this study. The study was guided by four research questions. Data for the study were collected through two methods: ...

Home Factors of Basic School Pupils and Academic Achievement in Mathematics in the Amansie West District

ABSTRACT One cannot dispute the fact that the home plays a critical role in the mathematics learning of children. Pupils in school are exposed to the same instructional activities but their performances differ. Differences in home environments contribute much to their performances in school. This study, therefore, sought to explore how home factors of Basic School pupils contribute to their academic achievement in mathematics in the Amansie West District of Ghana. The purpose of this study w...

PRIMARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ CONCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF CONSTRUCTIVIST INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

ABSTRACT  The study explored Ghanaian primary school mathematics teachers’ conceptions and practices of constructivist instructional strategies (CIS). The study employed a descriptive survey research design to collect data from 205 primary school mathematics teachers in the Upper East region of Ghana. Out of the number, eight (8) teachers were selected for classroom observations and interviews. Purposive sampling was used to sample public primary school mathematics teachers in the Upp...

EXAMINING J.H.S MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION AND USE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTIVISM IN THE EFFUTU MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT  This study examined Junior High School mathematics teachers’ perception and use of the principles of constructivism in the Effutu Municipality of the Central Region, Ghana. This study used the descriptive survey research design and adopted a mixed method approach to data analysis and presentation. The purposive sampling technique was used to sample one hundred and thirty-eight (138) JHS mathematics teachers for the study. Instruments such as documents, a structured questionnaire ...


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