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CLASSROOM SOCIAL CLIMATE: ENHANCING TEACHING STRATEGY IN BUSINESS STUDIES (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate classroom climate as enhancing teaching strategy in junior secondary schools business studies. There is no gain-saying the fact that a positive stimulating learning environment is one of the determinants of students performance in schools subjects in which business studies is one. Two research questions were raised to guide the study and two hypotheses were also formulated. A quasi-experimental research designed was employed and eighty (80) respondents were selected from three schools representing the entire population of one thousand, eight hundred and sixty five (1,865) students offering business studies in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State to form the sample using purposive random sampling technique. T- Test of significance was used to analyze the data generated from the experiment. The study revealed a positive outcome that there is a significance difference in the performance of students in an interactive, participatory and classroom social climate and those in the docile, passive and conventional classroom environment. It is however recommended among other things that group work instructional strategy and Peer interaction should be encouraged or even form part of the curriculum of business related subjects at the junior secondary school level of education.

Keywords: Learning Environment, Students performance, classroom climate, teaching strategy