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ERIC Number: EJ816944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Nigerian University Teachers' Effectiveness as Perceived by Their Students
Okoye, Nnamdi S.
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p565-573 Jun 2008
The study investigated the Delta State University, Abraka, Students' concept of the "effective teacher". A sample of 200 second year university students selected from four faculties were asked to select three most important characteristics of a good teacher from a list of ten. The data obtained were analysed using the percentage frequency. The outcome of the study shows that students attached great importance to methods of instruction. Second in their hierarchy of rating was teachers preparation and organization of lesson. Research ability, friendly approach and willingness to help were of relatively little concern. Students from all the four faculties used agreed in emphasizing the importance of lucid expression of ideas and interesting presentation of materials as the most important variable of teachers effectiveness. From this study, it appears that undergraduate students rate teachers by their ability to transmit knowledge rather than according to the university's criteria of research and publication which they use as basis for promotion and appointment into key university academic posts. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria