Teachers’ Perception on The Importance of Teaching Citizenship Education to Primary School Children in Cape Coast, Ghana
AbstractThis paper is a survey aimed at determining teachers’ perception on the importance of teaching Citizenship Education to primary school children. Perception is an attribute which helps to shape individuals’ world view and attitude. It, therefore, follows that the way teachers perceive the importance of Citizenship Education has a bearing on their commitment to its impartation on learners. To determine teachers’ perception, the researcher hopes to administer a questionnaire designed for the purpose to primary school teachers in Cape Coast Metropolis. Data gathered were analyzed using simple percentage, mean and standard deviation. Findings revealed that teachers in the area of study have realized the importance of teaching citizenship at the primary school. Based on this finding, it was recommended among other things that deliberate effort should be made by teachers to impart the knowledge they have acquired in citizenship education to the children they teach. It was also recommended that primary school teachers should be well motivated in cash or kind by all stakeholders in education to ensure effective citizenship education delivery at primary school level.
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