ERIC Number: ED183737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Importance of Lifelong Career Development as Perceived by Nigerian Teachers and Administrators.
Ifenwanta, Samuel; Gardner, David C.
The purpose of this study was to ascertain if a representative sample of Nigerian teachers and educational administrators were in agreement with the basic tenets of the U.S. Office of Education career education model. A 31-item survey instrument was sent to 120 teachers and administrators from two Nigerian states and the federal capital of Nigeris (Lagos). Data collected from the ninety-four returned instruments support the notion that the basic concepts of career education in the U.S. are congruent with many of the concerns of Nigerian educators. Additional findings were (1) in this sample of administrators and teachers, there were no significant differences in responses; (2) the majority of respondents agreed that many Nigerian students leave the educational system without having made conscious career decisions; (3) the majority of the respondents agreed that many students leave the Nigerian educational system with little or no knowledge of the basic skills which employers require; and (4) the majority of respondents agreed that adequate provisions for continuing education for adults was lacking and that educational opportunities should be made available for all citizens. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Paddock Nigerian Ltd., Enugu (Nigeria).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nigeria; Office of Education; United States