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ERIC Number: EJ1177068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Effects of Three Categories of Manpower on Undergraduate Students' Learning Outcomes in Technical Education and Their Implications for the Curriculum Implementation
Alade, Ibiwumi Abiodun
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v19 n2 p59-76 2015
The implementation of technical education curriculum has been besieged with dearth of qualified teaching personnel over the years in Nigeria and some other African countries. Similarly, the available higher institutions where vocational and technical education experts are prepared have not been able to meet this demand of the manpower. This calls for possible intervention strategies which could perhaps address this lingering problem. It is on this observation that this study examines the effects of three categories of manpower on undergraduate students' learning outcomes in technical education and their implications for the curriculum implementation. The pretest, posttest control group, quasi experimental research design with a 4x3x2 factorial matrix was adopted for the study. Sixty technical education undergraduate students from a Nigerian university were purposively sampled for the study. Seven null hypotheses are generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Three research instruments were developed, validated, and used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) while Scheffe's post-hoc test was used to explain significant main and interaction effects respectively. Results showed that there is significant main effect of treatment on students' learning outcomes in technical education (F[subscript 3], 57 = 132.314; P<0.05). The students taught by vocational educator performed best in basic vocational knowledge acquisition (X = 16.38) while those taught by literate artisans had the highest means score on vocational skills acquisition (x = 42.82), then those taught by higher technician group had a mean score of x = 38.27 in vocational skills acquisition, while the control group performed least (x = 31.60). It was concluded that the three categories of manpower are effective at enhancing students' learning outcomes in technical education in various dimensions. To this end, it was recommended that literate artisans should be integrated to the teaching of vocational skills in the tertiary institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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