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Title: Improving female students’ perception and performance in science and technology through role models and study tours: a case of Accra Technical Training Centre
Authors: Opare, Kingsley Young
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2011
Abstract: The study presents assessment of performance re-orientation and short-term project to effect a change in the perception and performance of the female technology students of Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC). The study is an action research aimed at helping to correct the negative perceptions held by female students about science and technology and to improve their performance at ATTC. The purpose of the study was intended to find out the baseline situation of the perception and performance in science and technology subjects of female students at ATTC in order to effect an intervention to improve on the situation. Purposive sampling was used to select the entire first and the second year female students who were 25 in number. The duration for the study was six weeks, thus, first week for pre-intervention, second to fifth week for intervention and the last week for post-intervention. The data collection instrument for the study for both the pre-intervention and the post-intervention was a combination of questionnaire to analyse the perceptions of the respondents and a structured performance test to analyse their performance in the areas of the science and technology courses offered at ATTC. The same instrument was used at the pre-intervention stage as well as post-intervention stage. Simple percentages were used to analyse the perceptions of the female students’ data whilst mean score and t-test were used to analyse the performance of the students. The main findings of this study were that performance re-orientation and short-term project have greater influence in improving the perception and performance of the female students in science and technology. In view of this it was recommended that, there is the need to include interaction with successful female technologists in the training curricula.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration, June-2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4696
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