Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of Royallite Global,<strong><em> Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences</em></strong><em>&nbsp;</em>publishes peer-reviewed research in all areas of social and human sciences. It encourages interdisciplinary research, fosters an environment for cross disciplinary research connections and also accepts a range of article types including reviews, short communications and replication studies. Through hybrid open access publishing model, it aims at bringing research and knowledge to the widest possible audience.&nbsp;</p> en-US (AMOS OJWANG) Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:30:39 +0000 OJS 60 Impact of early childhood educators’ pedagogical content knowledge on early graders academic success in the Sissala East Municipal <p>The study examined the impact of early childhood educators’ pedagogical content knowledge on early graders academic success in the Sissala East Municipal. The target population for the research included all early childhood educators in the Sissala East Municipal in the Upper West Region of Ghana. This research employed multiple sampling techniques, which include: purposive, simple random, criterion sampling and lottery sampling techniques. The researcher selected all early childhood educators using purposive sampling. The total sample for the study was 164 early childhood educators. Self-developed questionnaire, interview guides and observation checklist were used for data collection. The quantitative data analysis was done using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 20. The study revealed that majority of the respondents agreed that the pedagogical content knowledge of teachers and teachers’ teaching-learning strategies significantly enhanced the performance of students. It is concluded that pedagogical content knowledge of teachers has an impact on learners’ performance. The findings of this study will guide teacher preparation trainers and curriculum designers to correlate their relayed curriculum on how Language and literacy practices are and the extent of their implementation in the classrooms.</p> Wasila Mahamud Copyright (c) 2021 Wasila Mahamud Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Examining the socio-economic effects of teenage pregnancy: A Case study of Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana <p>The prevalence of teenage pregnancy has become very common in the Ghanaian society, especially among the youth who are at the primary and junior high school (JHS) level of education. The study assessed the prevalence of teenage pregnancy with the challenges faced by teenage pregnant mothers in the Manya Krobo Municipality of Ghana. It also assessed the effects of teenage pregnancy on the socio-economic development and well-being of the society. The results revealed that societal rejection was the major socio-economic challenge faced by pregnant teenagers. Based on the findings, the study concluded that financial dependence on society and involvement in social vices were the major effects of teenage pregnancy.</p> Nathan Asamoah Agyemang Copyright (c) 2020 Nathan Asamoah Agyemang Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Towards reduction of postharvest losses in mushroom farming in Ghana: Methods and strategies <p>There are about 69,000 known mushroom species of which 2,000 are regarded as edible mushrooms (Chang and Tropics, 1991). Edible mushrooms have been collected and consumed by people for over thousand years ago. Some wild species harvested in Ghana are <em>Termitomyces spp</em>, <em>Volvariella volvacea</em>, <em>Coprinus spp</em>, <em>Cantherellus aurantiacus</em> (Obodai, 2001). Edible mushrooms are good sources of vitamin B2, niacin and foliate, with contents varying in the ranges 1.8 – 5.1, 31 – 65 and 0.30 – 0.64mg/100g dry weight respectively (Mattila <em>et al</em>., 2001). Harvesting is done by twisting the fruiting bodies from the substrate by hand, leaving no bits of stem behind. The survey was conducted between November and December, 2014 to obtain baseline data on farmers’ knowledge on methods of harvesting, postharvest management and ways of reducing postharvest losses of wild mushrooms in the Kpelezo community in the Volta Region of Ghana. Fifty farmers (50) were randomly selected from the community for the survey. From the study, 37% of the farmers suggested that postharvest losses of mushroom can be minimized by digging the soil around the mushrooms before pulling them with hands. 31% of the farmers were of the view that losses can be minimized by handling mushrooms with care and tying them up with threads. 22% of farmers were of the opinion that proper handling of mushrooms after harvesting can reduce losses.</p> Kokoti Kwabla Gameli Copyright (c) 2020 Kokoti Kwabla Gameli Sun, 04 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 From segregation to inclusive education: Examining the environmental adaptations on pupils with disabilities in regular schools within Yilo Krobo Municipality, Ghana <p>Inclusive education is the adaptation and modification of the learning environment and instructions to promote the academic performance of all learners irrespective of race, class, gender, disability, sexual preference, religion, culture, learning styles, and language. Oppong (2003) explains inclusive education as the adaptation of the school curriculum to make it equally accessible to students with special needs. This means that the school curriculum should suit students with and without disabilities and the school environment should also be made equally accessible to students with special needs. The descriptive cross-sectional survey design was employed. A quantitative data collection method was used, thus eight Likert scale type questionnaire was designed for the selected primary school teachers in the Yilo Krobo Municipality, Ghana. This study brings to light the challenges faced by pupils with disabilities and further recommends possible measures that could be put in place to improve teaching and learning in regular schools.</p> Yvonne Emefa Asempa Copyright (c) 2020 Yvonne Emefa Asempa Sun, 04 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000