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ERIC Number: EJ765678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Analysis of Factors Influencing Negative Attitude toward Teacher Education in Nigeria
Ogiegbaen, S. E. Aduwa; Uwameiye, Raymond
Education, v126 n2 p292-303 Win 2005
This study critically examined the factors influencing public attitudes toward teacher education in Nigeria. It analysed a series of nationwide surveys of negative public attitude toward the teaching profession using parents and prospective university students as respondents. A questionnaire made up of 12 items was used to gather data on public determinants of negative attitude toward teacher education. The survey was conducted in the six geopolitical zones that make up the Nigerian nation. Results indicated that the low social status accorded teachers, poor remuneration; irregular salaries were influential on university prospective students' and public attitude toward teacher education. Also, lack of loans for housing and vehicles, and poor working environment played major role as to why the public showed negative attitude toward teacher education. The following are appended: (1) Mean and Standard Deviation of Students' view on factors Influencing Public Attitude towards Teacher Education; and (2) Mean and Standard Deviation of Parents' view on factors Influencing Public Attitude towards Teacher Education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria