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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.7, No.4, Dec. 2021, Pub. Date: Dec. 6, 2021
Teachers’ Professional Development in Ghana: A Case Study of New Yakasi M/A Basic School in Aowin Municipality in the Western North Region
Pages: 252-256 Views: 179 Downloads: 34
Authors
[01] Joseph Mfum-Appiah, Department of Education, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[02] Abu Bakar, Department of Education, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
Abstract
Teacher Professional. development is the bedrock of quality educational delivery. The study sought to examine the impacts of teachers’ professional development New Yakasi M/A basic School in the Aowin Municipality of Ghana. The population for the study consisted of teachers of New Yakasi M/A basic school. Purposive sampling technique was used to select all sixteen (16) teachers in the New Yakasi M/A basic school in Enchi in the Aowin Municipality. respondents. The main instruments for data collection were questionnaire and focus group discussion. The quantitative data was coded, processed and analyze with the use of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 21) and presented in frequencies, percentages, averages, proportions and diagrams, for better understanding of the topic under study. The qualitative data was presented in themes. The teachers will need professional development in pedagogical skills, content knowledge, classroom management and teaching learning materials. Teachers who are abreast with improved pedagogical skills make impact in their teaching behaviours. Professional development helps teachers to achieve the level of knowledge and skills for the job and it improves the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills for the learner new curriculum resources. It is recommended that, Ghana Education Service must collaborate with head teachers to plan professional development for teacher at the basic level of education during vacation. It is also recommended that, Curriculum planners and developers should include professional development program in the curriculum for basic school teachers.
Keywords
Teachers, Professional Development (PD), New Yakasi, Aowin Municipality, Western North Region
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