Dominic Winston Kaku, Francis Arthur


The aim of the research was to find out the perceived effects of instructional materials on the effective teaching and learning of economics in some selected Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Cape Coast Metropolis. In specific terms, the study investigated the types instructional materials used in teaching and learning of Economics. The study also examined the perceived effects of instructional materials on the effective teaching and learning of economics. The study employed descriptive cross-sectional survey design. Respondents of this comprised 21 Senior High School Economics teachers and 123 Senior High School form 2 Economics students drawn from the Cape Coast Metropolis in the Central Region of Ghana. A 21-item questionnaire was used to elicit response from both teachers and students. A reliability index of .801 was obtained. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentages, mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study showed that teachers use variety of instructional materials in the teaching of economics. The study also found that majority of the Economics teachers and students agreed that instructional materials are useful in the teaching and learning of Economics.


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