Weaving techniques in Colleges of Education using a variety of media.

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July, 2010.
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The world at large and especially Ghanaian Society has for many years shown keen interest in woven artifacts. Although the traditional weavers have done a lot to sustain this great heritage of our motherland and the school curriculum places much emphasis on woven artifact, it is often neglected by teachers and students of Textiles and Basketry especially in the colleges of education with the excuse that tools, materials, equipment and reference books are either not available or are expensive to procure. The above stated problem necessitated this study so as to put an intervention in place to solve the problem. In doing so, the research employed qualitative methodology to solve the problem. The choice of this research method was due to the fact that it tries to simplify what it observes and focuses on phenomenon that occurs in natural settings. At the end of the study it was found that the students acquired the necessary knowledge and skills that are needed to be able to teach the subject effectively in the basic schools where they will be posted to after training. Based on the findings, it has been recommended that teachers should not rely solely on exotic materials, tools and equipment in teaching weaving. Rather they should explore local materials and use homemade tools and equipment to teach the subject.
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