The Actualisation of the Aims of the Christian Religious Studies Curriculum by Senior High School Students in Cape Coast: The Affective Domain Inquiry
Keywords:Aims, Christian Religious Studies, Curriculum, Students, Affective Domain
This study focused on the attainment of the aims of the Christian Religious Studies Curriculum from the perspectives of Senior high school students in Cape Coast. Particular attention was given to the role the aims play in shaping the affective domains of the students. The descriptive cross-sectional survey design was employed to conduct the study. Data were collected with a 42-item questionnaire (with a Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of 0.79) from 200 CRS students in Senior high schools in Cape Coast who were selected using the proportionate simple random sampling procedure. Descriptive statistical tools (frequency, percentages, mean and standard deviation) were used to analyse and interpret the data with the help of SPSS (version 25). Results from the study indicated that CRS students in Cape Coast have a low understanding of the biblical texts that are highlighted and read in the specified themes in the CRS curriculum. Also, CRS students in Cape Coast to a low extent adopt healthy attitudes and skills acquired from the Bible in their lives. It was therefore recommended that CRS teachers should also encourage and expose students to the need to develop and uphold good behaviours. Also, teachers of CRS should use approaches to teaching that foster understanding of passages that are read in class.
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