Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching Psychosocial Skills Across the Kindergarten Curriculum in Ghana
AUTHOR : George Kankam,Winston Kwame Abroampa
INFORMATION : page. 67~86 / 2016 Vol.10 No.1
The study sought to assess Early Childhood Education Pre-service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content
Knowledge in Teaching Psychosocial skills across the kindergarten curriculum in Ghana. A mixed
method approach was used. The study comprised 123 conveniently selected regular final year preservice
teachers pursuing a degree in early childhood education in a public university in Ghana, who
have completed their internship programme. Questionnaires were administered after which five
students were selected for a focused group discussion. Data were analysed using means, standard
deviation and narratives. The study showed that Pre-service teachers had enough knowledge in
achieving two goals of the KG curriculum and were also more familiar with the use of fieldtrips and
demonstration. They also had enough knowledge in the use of observation and conversation among
others. A thorough examination of the KG curriculum by pre-service teachers during pre and post
internship was recommended.
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