Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 68-72
Effects of 2010 Educational and Curriculum Reforms on Senior High School Textile Training in Ghana
Johnson Kofi Kassah, Department of Vocational Education, St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe, Ghana
Godwin Gbadagba, Department of Vocational Education, Dambai College of Education, Dambai, Ghana
Vida Adzo Amegbanu, Department of Vocational Education, Mampong Technical College of Education, Ashanti Mampong Ghana
Received: Oct. 31, 2019;       Accepted: Nov. 27, 2019;       Published: Dec. 6, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190404.14      View  438      Downloads  107
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Ghana’s 2010 educational/ curriculum reform on senior high school textile training. The study employed descriptive survey design. The sample size for the study was 22 (16 textile teachers, & 6 HoDs of visual arts department). The research instruments used for the study were semi-structured interview and documents analysis. The study found out that the students were interested in studying textiles but the 2010 curriculum review, which led to new policy on the visual arts subjects’ combination has resulted in the collapse of textile training in most senior high schools which used to offer textiles. The study recommended that the policy on visual arts subject combination which forces learners to pursue visual arts subjects they were not interested in studying should be abolished to enable the students’ who are interested in studying textile pursue it and any other visual arts subjects they intend to study. Also, Ministry of Education in collaboration with Ghana Education Service and textile industries should institute scholarship package for creative and excel textile students as a means of attracting more students to study textiles.
Keywords
Visual Arts, Textile Training, Educational Reform, Curriculum Reform
To cite this article
Johnson Kofi Kassah, Godwin Gbadagba, Vida Adzo Amegbanu, Effects of 2010 Educational and Curriculum Reforms on Senior High School Textile Training in Ghana, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 68-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190404.14
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