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Title: The state of supervision of teaching and learning in Public Junior High Schools in Ghana: a case study of selected Junior High Schools in Sekyere East District of Ashanti Region.
Authors: Arthur, Dickson
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2011
Abstract: This study sought to find out the state of supervision of teaching and learning in Public Junior High Schools in Sekyere East District of Ashanti Region. The study was based on the perception that supervisors in the district face myriad of challenges and statistics on BECE results from 2008 – 2010 in the district showed the consistent reduction in percentage of students who scored between aggregate 06 – 30. All the five circuit supervisors in the district, three headmasters, 38 teachers and 30 students were sampled for the study. The design adopted was the descriptive survey and the analysis of the data collected using a 33-Likert type of questionnaire which involved the use of tables to display frequencies and percentages. The study revealed that mobility of circuit supervisors in the district has improved since all the circuit supervisors have motorbikes to enable them travel around. Notwithstanding the improved mobility, inadequate and irregular supply of fuel for the motorbikes, lack of maintenance, non- payment of maintenance allowance, lack of professional training, inability of district director of Education to take quick action on supervision reports, teachers in the district being transferred frequently by the Regional Managers of Unit schools, pre-financing of activities which are not re-imbursed on time, and other factors were the challenges that were found to hinder effective supervision of teaching and learning in the district. It is recommended that Ghana Education Service should collaborate with Cape Coast University and University of Education, Winneba, to train supervisors in monitoring and supervision of schools. An interim training programme to train those appointed as supervisors should be put in place by the Sekyere East District Education Directorate. Appointment of headmasters should also be based on teaching experience and academic qualifications for they can supervise the schools well.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4048
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