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Title: Assessing Community Participation in Promoting Basic Education at the Akorley D/A Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality, Eastern Region, Ghana
Authors: Teye, Reinarh Peniel
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2012
Abstract: This research examines community contribution in promoting basic education at the Akorley D/A basic school in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The specific objectives of the study were; to identify the contribution of the community towards the improvement in teaching and learning, to identify the challenges that confront the community with regards to the improvement of the school, to investigate the strategies designed to improve on the community’s contribution towards teaching and learning and to recommend strategies that can be implemented to improve on the contribution of the community towards the school. The literature discusses the variables of community participation and quality basic education. Information was gathered, using two instruments, from a sample size of one hundred and sixty (160) respondents made up of fourteen (14) teachers, nine (9) SMC, nine (9) PTA executive members and one hundred and twenty eight (128) community members through purposive, convenient and stratified sampling methods. Questionnaire and Interview Guide were used to elicit information on the Akorley community’s participation in promoting basic education in the school. Community participation was identified as the independent variables and promoting basic education as the dependent variable. Data obtained from each of the research instruments was then statistically analyzed using Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS version 16) and presented in tables, charts and percentages. The result of the study indicated that the contribution of the community towards the improvement of the school is generally low, even though some attempts have been made to improve upon teaching and learning in the school. Sharing of information is one of the important recommendations the researcher puts forward if community participation should be enhanced amongst the study population. The researcher further recommends that the sensitization of community members on the need for education, especially girl-child education, should be done on regular basis as well as setting of awards scheme for better performing teachers, better achieving students and better performing girls in the school. This research therefore adds a new dimension to community participation and quality basic education promotion since a few similar studies had been conducted. As this research takes place in the Ghana context, it contributes to the pool of findings relating to the topic.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration, September-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4869
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