Research Papers/Topics in Early Childhood Education

An Investigation Into The Effects Of Single Motherhood On Socio- Emotional Development Of Children In Kalundu Zone Primary Schools, Kitui County

ABSTRACTFamily processes affect the socio-emotional functioning of children and especially those living in poor families and families experiencing economic decline. Children of single mothers are at substantially higher risk than children of two parent families in experiencing socio-emotional problems. Increasing numbers and proportions of children born outside marriage and the rise in divorce rate have contributed to increased proportions of children growing up in single motherhood families;...

Challenges Of Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving Skills: A Case Of Junior Primary Schools In Kunene Region Rural-Farm Schools, Namibia

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the challenges experienced by Grade 3 teachers when teaching mathematical problem solving skills in 5 selected rural farm schools in the Kunene region of Namibia. The study adopted a qualitative approach following the case study design in order to elicit the views of Grade 3 teachers and Junior Primary Heads of Department about their experiences of teaching mathematical problem solving skills in rural farm schools. Purposive sampling was u...

A Study To Determine The Afrikaans And English Vocabulary Levels Of Grade One Afrikaans Mother Tongue Learners In Windhoek

ABSTRACT Vocabulary is key in the development of language, cognition and academic achievement. Learners, coming from different backgrounds, vary in the amount of vocabulary that they bring to school. Low vocabulary levels may contribute to reading difficulties which, in turn, affect later reading and general school success negatively. Reading is perceived as a major challenge in Namibian schools; therefore, this study investigated the vocabulary levels, as well as the class reading leve...

INTEGRATION OF MUSIC IN KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM: PERCEPTION OF KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS IN SHAMA DISTRICT, GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of kindergarten teachers on integration of music in the kindergarten curriculum. The theoretical perspectives of the social cognitive theory of Bandura and Gardner‘s theory of multiple intelligences were adopted for the study. The pragmatist philosophy underpins this study. This study adopted the descriptive design using mixed-methods sequential exploratory approaches. The target population for the study was the thirty-...

USING PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY LEARNERS OF ABLEKUMASOUTH METROPOLITAN OF THE GREATER ACCRA REGION

ABSTRACT The study examined the play activities of early learners in public schools‟ kindergartens in the Ablekuma South Metro of the Greater Accra Region.Crosssectional survey design was adopted for the study. Using the census sampling procedure, 164 kindergarten teachers were sampled for the study. Questionnaire was used to gather the requisite data for the study. The data were analysed through the computation of descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequencies, percentages...

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY IN MFANTSEMAN MUNICIPALITY IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to examine the perceptions of early childhood teachers’ professional identity in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central region of Ghana. The study adopted concurrent mixed method design using identical samples for both quantitative and qualitative data. The target population for this study comprised all Kindergarten teachers in the Mfantseman municipality. The census sampling procedure was employed to sample 182 early childhood teachers for the...

TEACHERS’ ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ON EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING IN SEFWI-WIAWSO MUNICIPALITY OF THE WESTERN REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to explore teachers‘ assessment practices on Early Childhood learners in Sefwi - Wiawso Municipality of the Western Region of Ghana. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The sample size for this study was 110 people made up of 80 teachers, 29 Head teachers and 1 of Basic school coordinator. The instruments used for the study were close ended questionnaire and semi- structured interview guide. Purposive sampling techniques was ...