ERIC Number: ED248226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Contribution of Teachers' Resource Centres to the Improvement of Primary Education in Ghana. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 112.
This study is an evaluation of the functions and activities of two educational resource centers in Ghana. Issues examined and evaluated are: (1) accessibility and availability of the centers' facilities and services; (2) adequacy of the centers' materials and facilities to meet teachers' various needs; (3) relevance of the centers' activities to the needs of the schools they serve; (4) adequacy of the professional training of center personnel; and (5) extent of the centers' influence on teaching and learning in their respective localities. Conclusions include: (1) The centers were extremely under-used; (2) Center services and facilities were unknown to most of the teachers; (3) The centers appeared to have failed to integrate themselves with the school curriculum; (4) Neither ideas nor materials have been adequately disseminated into the school system; (5) Center personnel did not have a clear idea of their tasks; (6) Centers were disorganized and full of uncertainties; and (7) Center personnel did not produce consistent programs of action. Recommendations are made for improvements. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Identifiers - Location: Ghana