Knowledge and Perception of Senior High School Social Studies Teachers on the Teaching and Learning for Nation Building

Abstract

It is impervious to note that the main goal of Social Studies has been mentioned as citizenship education which involves preparing citizens for active participation nation building. However, it appears Social Studies teachers give little attention to the inculcation of the spirit of nation building in their students. The purpose of this study therefore was to determine whether SHS Social Studies teachers in Ghana have knowledge of and do teach towards Nation Building as a process of fostering unity in their classrooms and in society at large. The study adopted descriptive survey design. A total of 260 Social Studies teachers were selected from Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region for the study. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations) and inferential statistics (independent samples t-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation-PPMC. The study found that most Senior High School Social Studies teachers have positive knowledge about Nation Building. It was further concluded that, most Senior High School Social Studies teachers in the Eastern Region have positive perception about practices of Nation Building. It was recommended that to maintain effective teaching and learning of nation building as an integral part of the Social Studies content, policy makers should come out with guidelines that will guide teachers’ classroom pedagogy towards achieving the former.

Citation: Eric Koomson and  Isaac Eshun (2021) Knowledge and Perception of Senior High School Social Studies Teachers on the Teaching and Learning for Nation Building, British Journal of Education, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp.1-18

Keywords: Nation Building, Senior High School, Social Studies, Social Studies Teachers

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 1-17 (Download PDF)

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