New Standard -Based Curriculum poorly Implemented – CCT

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The Deputy General Secretary of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH), Patrick Nii Sackey has stated emphatically, that the New Standard-Based Curriculum which was introduced and implemented in the 2018/19 Academic year was poorly implemented.

Patrick Nii Sackey made this revelation in a discussion hosted by  Ellis Ferdinand, on Summer Radio on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Accra.

 

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Content Knowledge

According to Patrick, the teacher who is in the centre of the implementation process of the New Standard-Based Curriculum was only trained on the pedagogic skills without content knowledge,

He added, that topics such as coding, which has been introduced in Computing has to be taught by a teacher with in-depth knowledge in the area.

He indicated, that teachers who have little or no content knowledge in some areas of the new Standard-Based Curriculum may end up teaching subject areas where they have mastery of.

This he said can have a negative effect on the main pur[ose of implementing the curriculum.

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Training for CCP Curriculum

Sackey further said, that the training of teachers for the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum shall have a negative effect on its implementation most especially on the JHS1 students who shall be coming from Basic 6 where the Standard-Based Curriculum was being introduced.

He looked at the time for a possible reopening of schools and the entry behaviour of students coming from the Primary 6.

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Availability of Teaching and Learning Resources

According to Patrick, the implementation of the New Standard -Based Curriculum met an unavailability of Teaching and Learning Resources.

 

Reconsiderations

He called on the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) to relook at the implementation of the New Standard-Based Curriculum to ascertain its purpose of implementation.

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About the New Standard -Based Curriculum

The New Standard -Based Curriculum was introduced into Kindergarten and Primary Schools by NaCCA in the 2018/19 Academic year.


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