Managing teaching and learning of accounting in secondary schools in Mafikeng Area Office
Nwosu, Lilian Ifunanya
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The aim of the study was to investigate various ways in which the School Management Teams (SMTs) and Accounting educators manage the teaching and learning of Accounting in secondary schools. The aim was addressed by conducting the relevant literature survey and undertaking an empirical investigation. A qualitative approach which was modelled on the case study research design was used to find out ways the teaching and learning of Accounting are managed in schools. The study used interviews, observations and document analyses to collect data. Two schools were selected in Mafikeng area of the North West Province. Here, all the SMTs that contribute to the management of teaching and learning of Accounting were research participants. Participants also consisted of the principal, deputy principal and the Accounting HoDs in the two schools. Accounting educators were interviewed and observed while teaching. The data was analysed through open coding and the findings were presented and discussed. The main findings of this study revealed that: the Accounting educators and Accounting HoDs face a lot of challenges in the management of the teaching and learning of Accounting and limited support is provided to them for effective management of Accounting as a subject in the schools. The study recommends that training, support, and action plan approaches should be used by the SMTs, Accounting educators and DoE to manage the teaching and learning of Accounting in secondary schools. The researcher concludes that the study might inform SMTs and Accounting educators of the various ways in which they can manage the teaching and learning of Accounting.
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