Impact of Effective Communication by Teachers and Mathematics Education in Ghanaian Senior High Schools
Keywords:Mathematics classroom, descriptive survey, Ghana, Senior High School students, mathematics teachers
The study primarily dwells on the application of effective communicative techniques by Senior High School teachers in the classroom to foster understanding and practical application of mathematics as a subject. Using a non proportionate stratified random sampling technique, the researcher selected 25 Senior High School 1 and 2 (SHS1 and 2) mathematics teachers and 500 SHS1 and 2 mathematics students from five senior high schools in the Cape Coast metropolis of Ghana. With the aid of a 24-item self-developed questionnaire, the researcher conducted a descriptive survey based on the factors of effective communication.Â Data analysis revealed that i. mathematics teachers were effective in 60% of the factors identified from their opinion and from studentsâ€™ responses, the teachers were effective in 66.7% of the factors responsible for effective communication. ii. there was no significant relationship between teachersâ€™ and studentsâ€™ responses on the effective communication of teachersâ€™ in mathematics classroom. Findings of the study suggested that GES (Ghana Education Service) should use appropriate means to enhance mathematics teachersâ€™ teaching methods and studentsâ€™ interest in the subject.
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