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ERIC Number: EJ1176940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
School Development Planning: A Strategic Tool for Secondary School Improvement in Rivers State, Nigeria
Agi, Ugochukwu Kysburn
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v21 n1 p88-99 2017
The challenge of improving secondary education to achieve the goals defined in the National Policy on Education (FRN, 2013) remains a daunting task. This study addressed the role of school development planning as a strategic tool for the improvement of secondary education in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses were used to guide the study. Stratified sampling technique was used to select 200 teachers from rural and urban schools in five local government areas of Rivers State. The Teacher Perception of School Development Planning and Improvement Questionnaire (TPSDPIQ) was used to collect data. The findings showed that, in general, teachers' perceptions about the significance of school development planning factors for secondary school improvement were strikingly similar. Specifically, the findings showed that: (a) teachers' perceptions about school development significantly predicted their perceptions about school improvement, (b) there was no significant difference between teachers' perception of school development planning across urban and rural schools, and (c) there was no significant difference between teachers' perception of school improvement across urban and rural schools. Recommendations included the development of a policy requiring all secondary schools in the state to have a school development plan for a specified period, as well as, having headteachers, teachers, and community engage in developing the school plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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