Availability of Teaching and Learning Resources for the Implementation of Clothing and Textiles Curriculum in Ghana
The main aim of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana is to contribute to the development of a productive workforce by linking the education system to the needs of the economy (UNESCO-UNEVOC 2016). TVET equips youth with the skills necessary to enhance their employability and livelihoods and provides equitable access to competency-based training. Clothing and Textiles as an area of Home Economics under TVET is a skill-oriented subject taught at the Senior High School level of education in Ghana with the main aim of training students to acquire knowledge and skills in clothing production and management (MOE, 2010). The study answered the following questions. 1. What measuring and marking tools do Senior High Schools have for implementing Clothing and Textiles curriculum in Ghana? 2. What cutting tools do Senior High Schools have for implementing Clothing and Textiles curriculum in Ghana? 3. Do Senior High Schools have sewing equipment for implementing Clothing and Textiles curriculum in Ghana? 4. Are pressing tools available in Senior High Schools for the implementation Clothing and Textiles curriculum in Ghana? 5. What reference materials and facilities are available for the implementation of Clothing and Textiles curriculum in Ghana? A qualitative research approach was used. A multi-staged sampling procedure was used to sample six regions and eighteen schools offering Clothing and Textiles in Ghana. An observation checklist was used as a data collection instrument. The study showed that, majority of the schools had some measuring, marking, cutting and sewing tools but in minimal quantities while majority did not have most pressing tools and reference materials. Nine out of the eighteen schools had a reference material or the other. It was generally observed that, the schools lack modern tools and equipment. It is recommended that, Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service should provide adequate and modern facilities for the implementation of Clothing and Textiles in the Senior High schools.
Authors: Quarcoo Rosemary, Amu Manasseh Edison Komla, Senayah William Atu
Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)
- Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0020
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
- Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)