EXAMINING THE EXTENT TO WHICH INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA ARE PROVIDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT STUDIES CURRICULUM IN THE RURAL AND URBAN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE

Revd Marcellinus N. Aneke (PhD)

Abstract


This study examines the extent to which instructional media are provided for the implementation of government studies curriculum in the rural and urban senior secondary education. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study, using extent to which instructional media are provided for the implementation of government curriculum studies questionnaire (EIPIGC). The population for this study was made up of 348 teachers that teach Government as a school subject in all the 283 senior secondary schools in the rural and urban schools in Enugu State. They comprise 180 and 168 Government teachers in rural and urban secondary schools respectively (Statistics and Planning Unit of Ministry of Education, Enugu 2012/2013). Purposive sampling technique was used in getting the sample size. The sample for the study consisted of the three hundred and forty-eight (348) teachers that teach government in the six education zones in Enugu State. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire captioned “Extent to which instructional media are provided for the implementation of government studies curriculum in the rural and urban senior secondary schools.” The instrument was validated by 3 experts, 2 of them in Curriculum and Instruction, and 1 in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha. Alpha value was found to be 0.83, indicating high reliability of the instrument for the study. The research question was answered using mean and grand mean ratings, while the hypothesis was tested using t-test statistics at .05 level of significance and a critical value of 1.96.


Keywords


senior secondary education, Curriculum, Instructional media, Implementation, Government studies.

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