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Teacher Time–On–Task in Basic Schools in the Juaboso District in the Western Region of Ghana for the Period 2000 – 2010

Abstract

This study investigated teacher–time–on–task in basic schools in the Juaboso district in the Western Region of Ghana.  The purpose of the study was to identify the time teachers spend on lesson preparation, setting and marking assignments and the time teachers spent on co-curricular activities.  To carry out this mission, the study relied on four research questions which included; how teacher–time–on–task is exhibited in basic schools in the Juaboso district and what are the causes of teacher time robbing.  A descriptive design survey which aims at obtaining information concerning the current status of a phenomena to describe what exist with respect to variables or conditions in a situation was used for the study. Questionnaires, interviews and observation guides were the instruments used for the study.  Teachers, parents, pupils and officers in the Juaboso district education directorate constituted the population for the study.  Both Nwana (2005) and Fisher et al (2008) methods of sample size determination were used for the study. Four hundred pupils were used for focused group discussion.

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