Peter Obeng


The study investigates the support teachers receive in teaching music in the Offinso Municipality. Fifty (50) primary school teachers were purposively selected for the study while pupils were observed. The major research instruments for data collection were interview and questionnaire. It was revealed that music helps young children synthesize experiences, transition into new activities, calm down during naptime, share cultural traditions, and build self-esteem and a sense of community. As part of teaching and learning materials for teaching music in the primary schools, it was revealed that at the primary level there are a lot of teachers who are not professionally trained. What it implies is that, a lot of teachers who are at this level do not have enough training in the content and the methodology on how to handle children at the primary level. It was indicated that primary school teachers in Ghanaian primary schools do not get any form of support or motivation since they were posted to their various schools and this confirms the responses from the interviewees during the interview. It was suggested that, music INSET should be organised to equip them handle the subject effectively. It was also recommended that the authorities make provision for appropriate teaching and learning materials to enhance effective teaching and learning of the subject. Primary school teachers are reminded to learn to improvise teaching and learning materials from the environment for their lessons.


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