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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.3, Sep. 2019, Pub. Date: Jun. 4, 2019
Teachers’ Teaching Styles and Motivational Strategies: It’s Impact on the Academic Performance of Students in Ghana
Pages: 232-243 Views: 248 Downloads: 213
Authors
[01] Emilyn Ofosu-Amaah, Department of Education, Komenda College of Education, Komenda, Ghana.
[02] Patience Farkor Kpeyibor, Department of Education, Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya, Ghana.
[03] Anthony Boakye, Department of Education, Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana.
[04] Charles Redeemer Semordey, Department of Education, Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya, Ghana.
[05] Aaron Ato-Davies, Department of Education, Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong Akuapem.
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 technique 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), SPSS Predictive Analytic Software Version 18.0 to form each of the main variables that are: trained teachers’ teaching styles, trained teachers’ motivational strategies and pupils’ academic performance. The Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to examined the assume association between the main variables. The study revealed that the various teaching styles and motivational strategies used by trained teachers makes it easy for them to help 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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