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ERIC Number: EJ1072722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Competencies of Nigerian Graduate Teachers: The Insiders' Perspectives
Wodi, Iniye Irene; Oluwatayo, Gbenga Kayode; Onyima, Nonye Blessing
African Higher Education Review, v8 n1 p11-21 Jul 2014
The study was carried out to establish the competencies of graduate teachers who graduated from teacher education programs between the year 2005 and 2010. Multi-stage sampling was used in selecting 432 respondents comprising educational administrators and graduate teachers working in the three levels of education across two states of Southern Nigeria. A questionnaire titled Graduates Competency Questionnaire, which was constructed and validated by the researchers, was used in collecting data from the respondents. The result shows that the teachers possess low competence in ICT skills. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in the perceptions of graduate teachers and educational administrators (direct supervisors) on the competences of graduate teachers in areas of pedagogic (DF = 590, t = 1.75, a = 0.08), communication (Df = 590, t = 0.84, a = 0.40), and ICT (Df = 590, t = 1.93, a = 0.05) skills among other findings. It was therefore, recommended that the current curriculum of teacher education programs in Nigerian institutions of higher learning be improved upon in order to take care of areas of poor competence with regards to graduate teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A