|| ABSTRACT | Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 53-58 (April 2015)|
IMPACT OF TEACHERS’ PARTICIPATION IN IMPROVEMENT INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES PROGRAMME
| Love Effiong Ebuk |. American Journal of Innovative Research and Applied Sciences. 2015; 1(2):53-58.
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Background: Any school system who does not have qualified performing teachers will be sub-standard; of course such school system is bound to produce sub-standard half-backed students into the society. Methods: The study investigates how secondary school teachers can improve their teaching for the students to learn better; hence the study examined the performance of Teachers in English language who have participated in learning teaching improvement strategies and those who have not; and Students in English language whose teachers have participated in learning teaching improvement strategies and those whose teachers did not. A survey design was used; random sampling technique was applied to select 100 English language teachers for the study. The instrument used was questionnaire on “Improvement of Teachers in Teaching Learning Process in Secondary Schools (ITLPSS)”. Chi-square and t-test-statistics were used to test hypotheses one and two respectively at 0.05 level of significance. Results: The major findings were: There was a significant relationship between the performance of teachers who participated in learning teaching improvement strategies and those who did not take part. The teachers who participated in the teaching improvement strategies program performed better in teaching English language than those who did not participate in the program. There was a significant difference between the performance of students whose teachers participated in learning teaching improvement strategies and those whose teachers did not. Conclusion: The students whose teachers participated in learning teaching improvement strategies performed better in English language than those whose teachers did not participate in the program. It is, therefore, recommended that schools should endavour to introduce the teaching improvement strategies into their educational system. All the teachers should be encouraged to avail themselves of the improvement teaching program due to the laudable benefits they will gain from it.
Keywords: Participation, education, instructional strategy, improvement and teaching