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ERIC Number: EJ1158429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Material Teaching Aids: Enhancement Tool for Teaching Essay Writing in Secondary Schools
Fidelia, Okonkwo Adaobi
World Journal of Education, v5 n5 p110-116 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of material teaching aids as enhancement tool for teaching essay writing in secondary schools in Ebonyi State. A 4-point Likert-scale questionnaire was used as the instrument. A trial test was conducted and tested for reliability and a value of 0.75 was obtained from the test. The instrument was further subjected to face validation. The population comprised of 1553 language teachers--English, Literature, Igbo and French and out of this number 240 teachers were selected using simple random sampling technique and it was done to reflect male and female teachers--120 males and 120 females. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while Analysis of Covariance ANCOVA was used to test the hypothesis at an alpha level 0.05 of significance. Result obtained from the data indicated that (1) Most material teaching aids are not available in schools (2) teaching of essay writing requires application of effective material teaching aids. (3) most teachers do not teach essay and do not apply the use of material teaching aids. Male and female teachers are not different in application of material teaching aids in teaching essay writing. It was therefore recommended that (1) careful plan of essay writing using effective material teaching aids should be done. (2)Teachers should be resourceful enough to create improvised materials teaching aids. (3) school authorities and the government should help in procuring material teaching aids in secondary schools to enhance learning of essay writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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