Teacher's Higher Education and Students' Achievements: A Research of the Perception of the Second Cycle Teachers in the New Juaben Area, Ghana
Keywords:teacher's perception, higher education, students' achievements
The study's goal was to gather data on the perception of Social Studies teachers on whether higher educational background or qualification of teachers results in higher students' academic achievements in the New Juaben Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region. In this investigation, the researcher employed a semi-structured interviewer's guide to obtain qualitative data. The researcher utilised a simple random sampling precisely the lottery method to choose 24 respondents (24 teachers) for the study. This study looked at the perception of teachers teaching the subject within New Juaben Municipality, Eastern Region on whether the teacher's higher qualification leads to higher students' achievements. The majority of the social studies experts agreed with the school of thought that says the teacher's higher education or qualification would lead to students' academic achievements. A few social studies teachers disagree with the saying that the teacher's higher education or qualification leads to students' higher achievements.
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