Development and Evaluation of L1 (Mother Tongue) Hausa Based ICT Enhanced Teacher Development (ICTeTD) Mode of Instruction in Physics (Published)
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of L1 Hausa based ICT instructional mode on the cognitive learning outcomes of Senior Secondary Schools Physics Students in Kontagora Municipal area, Niger State. Four (4) research questions and four (4) hypotheses were answered and tested respectively. A quasi-experimental design using Pre-Post Test intervention, was adopted for the study. A sample of participants, in three groups, totaling ninety-eight (98) was purposively selected from Senior Secondary School II Students studying Physics. Classical Physics Achievement Test (CPAT), which was used as the instrument for data collection was validated and its reliability index was 0.71. The data obtained was analysed using comparison of means and Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. Results of the study revealed that students who were taught Physics using Hausa and those who were taught Physics in Hausa with the aid of ICTeTD instructional mode achieved significantly better than the students taught using English language as the medium of instruction. The result also revealed that students taught Physics using Hausa with the aid of the web-based package achieved better than those taught using Hausa only, with an effect size of 27.2% by partial eta squared estimates. There was no significant difference in the achievement of students based on gender. Based on the findings of this study it was recommended that ICTeTD instructional mode should be adopted in the teaching of Physics in students’ mother tongues to aid their understanding of Physics concepts.
Psychological Determinations of Child Abuse among Parents in Kontagora Emirate of Niger State, Nigeria (Published)
The study examined psychological determination of child abuse among parents in Kontagora Emirate of Niger State. A descriptive survey research design was employed. A random sampling technique was used to select subject from the parents and a total of 400 parents were selected for the study. 170 were males, 230 were females, 120 were Christians while 280 were Muslim inclination, 260 were public servants and 140 were self-employed parents. The instrument used for the study was a self-developed structured Psychological Determinant of Child Abuse (PDCA) with reliability index of 0.76. It was revealed that stress, tension, frustration, the child’s behaviour as well as parents’ relationship are factors responsible for child abuse among others. Recommendations were made as to how parents should be taught child and home management techniques and skills.