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ERIC Number: EJ797625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
An Assessment of the Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession in Nigeria
Osunde, A. U.; Omoruyi, F. E. O.
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v45 n3 p411-419 Nov 2005
The study attempted to obtain empirical evidence on the status of teachers and the teaching profession in Nigeria. To undertake this study, 400 post-primary school teachers were randomly drawn from 40 post-primary schools in Midwestern Nigeria. The teacher's status 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 loss 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 also revealed that poor conditions of service, wider negative influences and teachers' negative personal and professional behavior are critical factors responsible for teachers' low status. Some recommendations 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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria