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ERIC Number: EJ765765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
An Assessment of Teachers' Attitude towards Teaching Profession in Midwestern Nigeria
Osunde, A. U.; Izevbigie, T. I.
Education, v126 n3 p462-467 Spr 2006
The study attempted to obtain empirical evidence on teachers' attitude towards teaching profession in Midwestern Nigeria. To execute this study, 400 post primary school teachers were randomly drawn from 40 post primary schools in the area under study. The Teacher's Attitude Questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. Results of the study indicated among others, that teachers are not well financially remunerated and that they are looked down upon because of delay in payment of salaries and allowances, thereby having a lost of sense of belonging. This situation has resulted in the low esteem and status of the teachers and the teaching profession in the society. Findings have also revealed that poor conditions of service, wider negative influence and teacher's negative personal and professional behavior are critical factors responsible for teachers' low status. Some recommendation to enhance the image and status of the Nigerian teachers and the teaching profession were made. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria