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Title: Assessment of laboratory practices in teaching grade 8 (eight) chemistry in some selected upper primary schools in Yeka sub-city of Addis Ababa city administration.
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr, Solomon Areaya
Keywords: Chemistry practical activities and eventually
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to assess the existing practice of chemistry practical activities and eventually investigate prevailing factors that affect the proper implementation in teaching chemistry in primary schools. It particularly assesses a thorough attention on the actual of practical Yeka Sub-City of Addis Ababa City Administration. In line with this, the study attempted to analyze all the activities included in Chemistry grade 8 text book with regards to the nature of chemistry practical work, the status of practical work implementation and factors that affect its implementation. In order to meet the objectives of the study, a descriptive survey method was favoured and employed. Hence, four sample Weredas and four sample schools were selected using lottery sampling method. On the top of this, 140 students, 17 teachers and 8 principals were included in the study. As weighing up instrument the research, the research questionnaires, interviews, observation of laboratory rooms and text book analysis as the main methodology for collecting relevant data. In addition, the data obtained through questionnaires were analyzed using frequency distribution and percentage scores. Meanwhile, the data that was collected through interviews and observations were analyzed by explanation. Similarly content analysis was undertaken in a bid to analyse the nature and kinds of activities along with the inquiry level of each activity cited in the text book. This study moreover recommends some remedies on the need to give necessary emphasis like arrangement of laboratory rooms, equipping it with materials and facilities as well as the need to give due attention on syllabus and curriculum design that incorporate practical activity as the core part of the subject.
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