Influence of Traditional and Religious Beliefs on Students’ Learning of Science: A Case of Tamale College of Education.

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Influence of Traditional and Religious Beliefs on Students’ Learning of Science: A Case of Tamale College of Education.

Abstract

Ghana, like any other developing country, needs to give particular attention to the study of Science in the various educational institutions, and provide the necessary conditions which promote effective teaching and learning of all science disciplines. However, there seems to be a conflict between science and the belief systems of students in the learning of science.The socio- cultural beliefs and practices of students play a role on the way they learn science and perceive science. The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of traditional and religious beliefs on the learning of science by students in Tamale College of Education.The target population for the study was made up of all students of the 850 students of Tamale College of Education.

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