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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.3, Sep. 2019, Pub. Date: May 31, 2019
An Investigation into Public Basic School Teachers Teaching Styles and Motivational Strategies in Ghana
Pages: 184-193 Views: 233 Downloads: 120
Authors
[01] Emilyn Ofosu-Amaah, Department of Education, Komenda College of Education, Komenda, Ghana.
[02] Atta Kwenin, Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
[03] Solomon Appiah, Department of Art and Social Sciences, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[04] Juliana Dontoh, Department of Education, Accra College of Education, Accra, Ghana.
[05] Patrick Kwarteng, Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana.
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to investigate the teaching styles and motivational strategies of public primary school teachers in the Cape Coast Metropolis. The design for this study was descriptive. The population for this study included all public primary school trained teachers and pupils in the Central Region of Ghana. Two hundred and fifty-five teachers and eighty-seven pupils were sampled from basic schools in Cape Coast in the central region of Ghana. Purposive and stratified random sampling techniques were used to select the district and respondents for the study. Data collection was facilitated through the administration of questionnaire. Both teachers and pupils were made to respond twenty-seven (27) close-ended and four open-ended questionnaire items for this study. The data was edited, coded and analysed into percentages with interpretations. The data collected was first grouped and coded using numerical values (coded manual) of the Test Analytics for Surveys (TAfS), a tool of Predictive Analytic Software (PASW) Version 18.0. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the data analysis. The study revealed that the various teaching styles and motivational strategies used by trained teachers helped boost pupils’ academic performance in the various public schools. It was recommended that teachers use caring voice when teaching in order to make learning interesting for pupils. It was also recommended that trained teachers ensure they engage pupils more during the teaching process (learner-centred).
Keywords
Public, Basic, School, Teachers, Teaching Styles, Motivation, Strategies, Ghana
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