Research Papers/Topics in Education/Arts & Social Sciences

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...

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 ...

Defining Quality in Education

In all aspects of the school and its surrounding education community, the rights of the whole child, and all children, to survival, protection, development and participation are at the centre. This means that the focus is on learning which strengthens the capacities of children to act progressively on their own behalf through the acquisition of relevant knowledge, useful skills and appropriate attitudes; and which creates for children, and helps them create for t...

The Use of Inquiry Based Learning to Teach Ohm’s Law among Secondary School Physics Teachers in Kebbi State, Nigeria

Inquiry-based learning is a student-centred approach that, focuses on moving students beyond general curiosity into the realms of critical thinking and understanding. The traditional teacher-centred approach is practised by teachers of kebbi state secondary schools. Students failed physics in their final examinations. This paper introduced the use of one of the IBL models to teach Ohm’s law to secondary school physics teachers in Kebbi state.  Benefits of the approach, such as improving te...

Graphic Materials in Educational Technology

Description of Graphic Materials in Education TechnologyTypes and detailed explanation as well as categorization of Graphic MaterialsIntroduction Educational technology is a field of study that investigates the process of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional environment and learning materials in order to improve teaching and learning. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of educational technology (also referred to as instructional te...

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA; 2005-2014

Abstract             This study is on women and political development in Nigeria and covers the period 2005 to 2014. In recent times, there have been a lot of calls to allow women take part in governance. It therefore became necessary to empirically discern whether women play any fundamental role in political development or if the clarion call for women participation in governance is a mere ploy to put in people that would no...

Effect of School environmental factors on teaching and learning of economics in secondary schools

ABSTARCTThis study examines the influence of environmental factors on teaching learning process of economics in secondary schools. Primary method of data collection was used. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and cross tab Chi Square was used to analyse the data. Findings from the study revealed that the environmental factors examined in this study have significant effect on teaching learning process. Specifically, the findings revealed that physical facilities have significant effec...

TEACHING MORAL EDUCATION FOR RESTORATION OF NATIONAL DIGNITY IN NIGERIA

Education is saddled with the onerous responsibility of bringing up children who are responsible and contributing positively to the development of the family, local, national and international communities. This is why all nations strive hard to give the younger generation sound education not only academically but also morally to guarantee a prosperous society. In Nigeria, the desire to build a strong and prosperous nation has led to educationists, curriculum experts and politicians to ...

Tax Revenue and Economic Growth in Nigeria

Abstract This study examines tax revenue and economic growth in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, time series data of 15 years were collected from secondary source between 2000 and 2014. The secondary data were sourced from CBN statistical bulletin, 2007; Federal Inland Revenue Service Statistics, 2013, and Nigeria Bureau of Statistics. The data collected were analyzed using relevant statistical techniques. The results reveal that firstly, there is a significant relationship betwee...


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