Research Papers/Topics in Education/Arts & Social Sciences

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE OF A PHYSICS TEACHER

On 12th June, 2018, I visited Sefwi Wiawso Senior High School in Ghana to observe a physics lesson on the topic “Electrical Circuit” taught by a physics teacher. It was a one hour period lesson. The purpose for observing the lesson was to reflect on an aspect of the lesson that requires special attention and describe how to develop this area to improve my practice. There are different theories and models on reflection of lesson such as; the Kolbs’s Model of Experiential le...

Impact of the Human Relations Theory on Educational Administration

The human relations approach constituted the second major approach to administration. In response to perceived defects of the classical school of management thought which ignored or underestimated the human factor in administration, the Human Relations Movement emerged. Its major exponents were Mary Follet, Elton Mayo and McGregor. The human resource frame is built on the following pillars: 1.        1.    Organisations exi...

Where in the administrative process in my school are some of the strength and weaknesses as far as the structural theory of Administration is concerned

The structural or scientific theory of administration/management is the first approach to management thought or theory and is mainly concerned with efficiency that will increase productivity. It is the application of science to the design and running of organizations.

Comparing the “National Principles of Education in Japan” to the “Principles of the 1987 Educational Reforms in Ghana”

The key objectives of my write-up is to spell out the key similarities and differences in the education policy between Ghana 1987 educational reform and Japan’s principle of education in terms of funding and educational development, performance improvement, free and compulsory basic and secondary education, accountability and standards expectations, government expenditure, budgetary allocation on education, increasing access, pedagogy, practicality of curriculum, quality of educa...

PROBLEMS AND ISSUES OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA

Problems of planning an effective and integrated curriculum are not simple. A good curriculum involves out of hard dedicated and intelligent work conducted on continuous bases. A curriculum development is continuous work. It must have philosophical, psychological, social and economic basis. The curriculum planners have to investigate carefully and thoroughly the nature and qualification of those for which curriculum is to be planned.

EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING BIOLOGY AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

The main concern in education sector is how educational technology is integrated into teaching and learning and the strategies to use. This study explores the use of technology in biology teaching among senior high schools in the Cape Coast metropolis of Central Region. The study was guided by three specific objectives: To enquire from students on whether teachers incorporate technology in their teaching of biology, to find out from both students and teachers the types of technology available...

Analysis of SHS Integrated Science Syllabus for Ghana

We are confronted daily with situations that require us to use scientific information to make informed choices and decisions at every turn. Modern life also requires general scientific literacy for every Ghanaian citizen. This is the only way by which the country can create a scientific culture toward achieving the country’s strategic programme of scientific and technological literacy in the shortest possible time. Every citizen of the country needs training in science to be able to ...

Revenue Allocation Formulae in Nigeria: A Continuous Search

Abstract Resource disbursement is a fundamental fiscal issue in the practice of Nigeria federalism. This is largely so as the nation has federating units with their respective constitutional responsibilities to execute. The Federal States and Local Governments which constitute the three tiers of government in Nigeria are each given tax-raising powers. The responsibility of disbursing the funds accrued in the common pool account is the exclusive preserve of the federal government. The dis...

ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION ACT ON GIRL-CHILD ACCESS TO JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

ABSTRACTEducation has remained a social development tool for accelerating the growth and development of individuals and nations as a whole. In spite many attempts by governments at all levels (Federal, State and Local) to provide basic education to all children of school- going age, millions of children of the poor are still been deprived of this basic right. This research was conducted to ascertain the extent to which U.B.E programme has created more access to basic education for child...

The Effects of Social Media on Student Engagement and Collaboration: The Use of Facebook at the University of Botswana.

In the context of today’s electronic media, social networking sites have come to mean individuals, using the internet and web application to communicate in previously impossible ways. This study sought to explore the effects of social media on collaboration and engagement among students in the University of Botswana particularly the use of Facebook. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design which was employed to derive responses from sample size of 100 undergraduate in ...

The Nigerian State, Security and Boko Haram (2010-2015): An Evaluation

Abstract: Nigeria currently suffers a gangrene condition. Security deficits are merely emblematic or symptomatic of an unhealthy state. The crises of the Nigerian state are such that there is no consensus yet on the narrative. This paper identified the basis of the dilemma in the unresolved and unsettling issues constituting the National Question. With a reliance on secondary data backed by textual analysis, the implications of the complex interface between terrorism and security deficits in ...

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS DRUG ABUSE IN IJEBU-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OGUN STATE

                                                                ABSTRACTThis study was designed to investigate the knowledge and attitude of senior secondary school students towards drug abuse in Ijebu- North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Three hypothesis questions were formulated to guide the study. A survey design was used and the population consists of hundred (100) students from two (2) senior secondary school...

TEACHER AND STUDENT KNOWLEDGE AND DISPOSITION ON FAMILY PLANNING AS A COMPONENT OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SOCIAL STUDIES

                                                            ABSTRACTThis study was designed to investigate the teacher and student knowledge and disposition on family planning as a component of sexuality education in social studies in Ijebu- North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Four hypothesis questions were formulated to guide the study. A survey design was used and the population consists total of twenty (20) junior...

INCOME AND HEALTH NEXUS IN NIGERIA

The project discusses on the Absolute Income Hypothesis, Relative Income Hypothesis, and complex pathways that affect the health both at the aggregate level and the individual level.

Agricultural credit guarantee scheme fund and credit risk management.

ABSTRACTThe Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) was established in 1977 with the aim of enhancing commercial banks’ loans to the agricultural sector in Nigeria with focus on agro-allied and agricultural production. But the scheme has been unable to achieve the desired level of funding that will take the countries Agriculture to the crucial threshold of self sustainance and growth. The above was assessed with a view to establish interaction between ACGSF and credit risk usi...


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