Tag Archives: Instructional

Demographic Variables and Instructional Effectiveness in Senior Secondary Schools in Cross River State (Published)

Citation: Bernard Diwa Otu, Caroline Iserom  Ita ,  Alfred Denis Oyama , Henrietta Osayi Uchegbue (2022) Demographic Variables and Instructional Effectiveness in Senior Secondary Schools in Cross River State, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.3, pp.1-15

The main purpose of this study was to investigate on how Mathematics teachers’ demographic variables could influence their instructional effectiveness in Senior secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, two research hypotheses were generated to direct the study. Literature review was done according to the variables and hypotheses for the study to facilitate the discussion of findings. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used by the researcher, were all the members in the population were selected. The questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. The data were collected personally by the researcher and the assistants. To test the hypotheses formulated to direct the study, the independent and dependent variables were identified. Independent t-test and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were considered most appropriate to test the hypotheses for the study. The .05 level of significance was used for the statistical testing of each of the hypothesis for the study. The result of the analysis indicated that educational qualification and teaching experience significantly influence instructional effectiveness of Mathematics teachers. Based on the conclusion of the study it was recommended that Government should organize regular seminars and workshops for all the Mathematics teachers in secondary schools, irrespective of their qualification towards effective utilization of instructional materials and methods of teaching.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Instructional, School, Variables, demographic

Improving Learning And Teaching English In Implementing The 2013 English Curriculum At Junior Secondary School (A Case Study At The Public Junior Secondary School 3 Babelan District Bekasi West Java, Indonesia) (Published)

English as one of international communication has been formally taught from the first year of Junior Secondary School (JSS) to university. However, most of JSS students or even Senior Secondary School (SSS) are not able to communicate in English. One of the causes is that the lack of teacher’s proficiency, creativity, innovation, teaching methodology, and little capability to create joyful teaching and learning. This research aims to find out an appropriate approach, method, and technique to improve teaching and learning English in implementing the 2013 English curriculum at JSS. Questionnaire, observation, and interviews were used to get information from purposive respondents of the first year students and teachers. The research reveals that most of the students are not able to speak, read, and write English properly as given in the minimum standard of the needed competence in the 2013 curriculum and the integrated English skill is one of the useful techniques to improve teachers’ English proficiency and their teaching methodology. Teachers are suggested to enhance their teaching strategies to improve students’ skills.

Keywords: 2013 Curriculum, Instructional, Integrated Skills, Teaching and Learning, communication