Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching Psychosocial Skills Across the Kindergarten Curriculum in Ghana

Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching Psychosocial Skills Across the Kindergarten Curriculum in Ghana assesses early childhood education pre-service teachers’ knowledge in teaching psychosocial skills across the kindergarten curriculum in Ghana. The research, published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, questioned 123 pre-service teachers pursuing a degree in early childhood education. The following research questions were the driving force behind this study:

  1. How adequate is pre-service teachers’ knowledge in the constituents of psychosocial skills in the curriculum?
  2. How adequate is pre-service teachers’ knowledge in the use of interactive techniques in inculcating psychosocial skills across the curriculum?
  3. How adequate is pre-service teachers’ knowledge in the use of assessment procedures in inculcating psychosocial skills across the curriculum? 

The study concludes with implications for the early childhood curriculum in Ghana and recommendations for improvement.