An Evaluation of Senior High School Religious and Moral Education Curriculum: A Study in Brong Ahafo, Ghana
Keywords:Religious and Moral Education, Curriculum Evaluation, syllabus
This study aimed at evaluating the senior high school Religious and moral education curriculum(syllabus) in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. The study adopted Tylerâ€™s (1949) Objective-based curriculum evaluation model as the theoretical framework. The study was an evaluative study situated in the descriptive cross sectional survey design. Ten senior high schools that teach the subject were selected. Participants for the study were 300 students and 15 teachers from the 10 schools. They were selected using the simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques. Two sets of questionnaires with a Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficients of 0.88 and 0.86 and document analysis were used to collect data. Data collected with questionnaire were analysed using SPSS version 22. Descriptive statistical tools like frequency, percentage and means were used to analysed questionnaire data. The RME syllabus was also used for content analysis. The results showed that the aims of the RME syllabus are well stated and also attainable. Also the content of the syllabus was well placed to help attain the aims, despites the exclusion of social and experiential topics. The results again showed that there was inadequate teaching and learning resources for the subject. It was recommended that, CRDD of the Ghana education service should endeavour to include topics like democracy, governance and politics in the content of the syllabus.
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