Basic Education Research Papers/Topics

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ CONCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN LOWER MANYA MUNICIPALITY IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to explore primary school teachers‟ conceptions and use of multiple representations in the mathematics classroom in the Lower Manya Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The research was conducted in the Lower Manya Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The theoretical framework that underpinned the study was Lesh, Post, and Behr Multiple theory. The research design employed in the study was Case study. All primary three and six mathemat...

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS WITHIN THE AOWIN DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the state of Instructional supervision of Social Studies teachers in public basic junior high schools in the Aowin District in the Western Region of Ghana. The study employed descriptive survey as research design. The study engaged multi-stage sampling using stratified, simple random and quota sampling techniques to sample two hundred and ten (210) respondents. Questionnaire and interview guide were the main instruments used for data collection...

EFFECTIVE VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT THE PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE KOMENDA-EDINAEGUAFO-ABREM MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT Vocabulary knowledge is one of the leading indicators of a student’s ability to comprehend  a  text.  With  this  in  mind,  it  is  necessary  that  English  language teachers  in  every  content  area,  search  for  best  practices  in  vocabulary instruction  that  will  benefit  students  in  comprehension.    The  purpose  of  the study  was  to  assess  effective  teaching  of  vocabulary  learning  in  English language  at  t...

Examining the Use of Manipulative Materials in Teaching Mathematics Among Junior High School Teachers in the WA Municipality

ABSTRACT The Ministry of Education (MoE)/Ghana Education Service (GES) requires all mathematics teachers to use manipulative materials to teach mathematics in Junior High Schools (JHSs) because they have the potential to demystify learning of the subject. The study was designed to examine the use of manipulative materials in teaching mathematics among junior high school teachers in the Wa municipality of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Three instruments, namely,questionnaire, interview guid...

CONTRIBUTION OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING IN PRESCHOOLS IN THE TECHIMAN NORTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of physical facilities to the teaching and learning in pre-schools in the Techiman North District of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The study adopted descriptive research with a concurrent mixed method design. Seventy-five respondents consisting of 60 teachers and 15 attendants were sampled for the study. The study employed systematic sampling, simple random sampling and convenience sampling techniques in sampling the partici...

EXAMINING BASIC SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THEIR CLASSROOM TEACHING PRACTICES: THE CASE OF ASSIN SOUTH DISTRICT.

ABSTRACT    Little is known about the basic school Language teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge and their Classroom Teaching Practices. Through interview and observation, this qualitative case study sought to examine and unearth the Pedagogical Content Knowledge and the Classroom Teaching Practices of basic school English Language teachers in the Assin South district.  A total of 10 basic school English Language teachers were purposively selected for the study. Data collected wa...

EXAMINING THE USE OF MANIPULATIVE MATERIALS IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS AMONG JUNIOR HIGH SSCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE WA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The Ministry of Education (MoE)/Ghana Education Service (GES) requires all mathematics teachers to use manipulative materials to teach mathematics in Junior High Schools (JHSs) because they have the potential to demystify learning of the subject. The study was designed to examine the use of manipulative materials in teaching mathematics among junior high school teachers in the Wa municipality of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Three instruments, namely,questionnaire, interview guid...

STUDY HABITS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS IN THE EKUMFI DISTRICT: INVESTIGATING THE CONTROLLING EFFECT OF LEARNING STYLES

ABSTRACT This study investigated study habits and academic performance among Public Junior High School Pupils in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region of Ghana whilst controlling for the controlling effect of learning styles. Study Habits Theory by Bakare (1977) and Learning Styles Theory by Fernald et al. (1921) served as the theoretical framework of the study. The mixed sequential explanatory approach was followed in the conduct of the study where both quantitative and qualitative dat...

EXPLORING THE PERCEPTION OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTSON TOPICS IN THE INTEGRATED SCIENCE SYLLABUS

ABSTRACT This study explored students’ and teachers’ perceptions of integrated science topics in the JHS (1-3)integrated science syllabus. It compared the perception of students’ with that of their teachers’ with the hope of ascertaining whether the perceptions do exist. The study also explore if gender and school location had any  bearing  on  the performance of  the students in  relation  to integrated science  topics.  The  survey  method  was  employed  where  q...


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