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Challenges in the Teaching and Learning of Agricultural Science in Selected Public Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis | Agricultural Science
Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

ISSN: 2291-4471 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-448X (Online)

Volume 3 (2015), No. 1, Pages 13-20

DOI: 10.12735/as.v3i1p13

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Challenges in the Teaching and Learning of Agricultural Science in Selected Public Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis

Ransford Opoku Darko1  2  Christina Offei-Ansah3  Yuan Shouqi1  LIU Jun-ping1 

1Research Centre of Fluid Machinery Engineering and Technology, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China
2Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
3Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/as.v3i1p13Citations: 5 (Details)

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Abstract

The study was conducted in selected Public Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis aimed at investigating the challenges in the teaching and learning of Agricultural Science. In all a sample of 78 respondents involving 60 Agricultural Science students and 18 Agricultural Science teachers were involved. The research instrument used for the data collection was questionnaire which was developed by the researcher in two different forms, one for the Agricultural Science students and the other for the Agricultural science teachers. Research findings from the study indicated that the major challenges facing the teaching and learning of Agricultural Science include frequent use of lecture method in teaching, large class size and poor remuneration of teachers. Others include inadequate teaching and learning materials and their availability, difficulty in planning field trips as well as laziness and truancy on the part of teachers. However, it must be emphasized that motivational factors such as one’s own interest, having a role model, future ambitions and the supply of adequate textbooks positively affect the teaching and learning of Agricultural Science in Public Senior High Schools in the Metropolis. The study recommends that parents must be educated to understand the important role and prospects the learning of Agricultural Science contributes to the development of a country. Also the Government, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and other stakeholders must help to improve the service of Agricultural Science Teachers.

Keywords: agricultural science, teaching, learning, education, motivation, textbooks, parents

To Cite this Article: Darko, R. O., Offei-Ansah, C., Yuan, S., Liu, J.-P. (2015). Challenges in the teaching and learning of agricultural science in selected public senior high schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis. Agricultural Science, 3(1), 13-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/as.v3i1p13

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