Examining the use of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) methods in Basic School Level by Socials Studies teachers in Ghana: A tracer study
A tracer study approaches are often designed to track individual teachers who have undergone the rigorous training so as to examine, evaluate and assess their performance and progress based on the training received. This paper, however, examined the use of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) methods in selected Basic Schools level by Social Studies teachers in Ghana in lesson delivery. It employed a tracer and qualitative study approach. In all, 20 Social Studies teachers were purposively selected from 20 basic schools; 12 females and eight males. Ten headmasters were also selected purposively for interviews. This study employed unannounced visits for lesson observation as the strategy for data collection. A semi-structured interview was also used to collect information from participants. The results from this study showed that about ninety percent of Social Studies’ teachers at the basic school level do not use TLMs in lesson delivery in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
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