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An Evaluation of Preschool Education in the Awutu Efutu Senya District of the Central Region, Ghana

J K Aboagye


The study examined the state of preschool education in the Winneba district with the intent of identifying strengths and weaknesses of the sub system. A comparison of rural and urban preschools in the district was also explored. A sample of 30 preschools made up of 16 public and 14 private ones were selected through simple random sampling. The main instruments used for the study were questionnaire and focused interviews. The procedure for the analysis was simple frequency counts and percentages.

The study revealed that majority of caregivers and teachers have not received training in early childhood care and development. Play facilities and play items are inadequate in many of the schools. The study concluded that the problems besetting preschools are huge and their solution hinges on the active co-operation of all stakeholders in education.

IFE Psychologia (2003) 11(2), 92-110
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