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Title: Perceptions and Attitudes about the SHS Visual Arts Programme and their Influence on the Students in the Kumasi Metropolis
Authors: Adinyira, Solomon Kwesi
Issue Date: 17-May-2012
Abstract: This thesis aimed at finding out about the perceptions and attitudes of Visual Arts teachers, non-Visual Arts teachers, Visual Arts students, and non-Visual Arts students about the SHS Visual Arts programme and how these affect Visual Arts students in the Kumasi Metropolis. The accessible population was 368 out of a target population of 6995. The descriptive and survey research methods were used to collect data. Both Convenience and Purposive sampling techniques were used to select the various categories of respondents. The Visual Arts heads of department were interviewed while the other respondents answered a questionnaire. The study found that the Visual Arts programme is not as competitive as the Science, Business and other programmes of the sample studied, 19% of the Visual Arts students did not opt for the programme as compared to 8% of the non-Visual Arts students; there is a high level of respect for the Visual Arts teachers by the non-Visual Arts teachers as 81% of non-Visual Arts teachers respect the Visual Arts teachers while 76% of the non-Visual Arts students respect the Visual Arts teachers. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made: Career guidance and counselling programmes should be organized for JHS students, at least once every term by the Headmasters/Headmistresses to expose the students to the various career opportunities available. JHS students should not be forced into choosing any programme against their wish; instead, they should be guided in the selection of programmes they would pursue in the SHS. Non-Visual Arts teachers and non-Visual Arts students must also be informed about the programme so they will stop looking down on the programme, its students and teachers.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, May-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5734
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