Sociological Variables Perceived in the Study of Ghanaian languages in Central and Western Regional Colleges of Education in Ghana

Kate Quaicoe, Francis Hull Adams, Vivian Adoboah Bersah, Kwabena Appiah Baah


The study was conducted in two Colleges of Education in the Western and Central Regions of Ghana to find out how Colleges of Education students and tutors perceive the study of Ghanaian Languages. The target population comprised all staff and students of the Colleges of Education but the accessible population comprised students and tutors of the two Colleges. The purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the students and tutors.  The sample size that participated in the study was 280 students and 32 tutors. Among the findings were that Ghanaian Languages are not taught in very practical ways, most students and tutors had a positive perception of students of Ghanaian Languages, students and tutors did not show disrespect to students offering Ghanaian Languages.

Key words: Language, mother tongues, language policy

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