ERIC Number: EJ961884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-5
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Impact Evaluation of Further Mathematics Curriculum in Nigeria
Odili, Godwin Alo; Asuru, Vincent A.
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n20 p997-1004 Dec 2011
This research was a perceptual survey study carried out to determine whether the goals of Further Mathematics Curriculum (FMC) are being achieved at the Senior Secondary School level. The sample for the study consisted of 240 FM final year students, 45 FM teachers and 180 undergraduates who were selected by a multistage stratified random sampling technique from Rivers and Imo States of Nigeria. One research question was posed and three hypotheses formulated. Data for the study was gathered using three questionnaires. Analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study showed that the respondents scored the instructional strategies of the FMC implementation below average. The results further revealed that students have a poor perception on the mode of evaluation practices in FM classrooms and that 57.8% of the students expressed doubt on good content coverage of the FM. One encouraging result, however, is that the respondents agree that the goals of the FMC are being achieved. The authors recommend that a special monitoring unit be set by governments to ensure strict adherence to all the instructional strategies advocated in FMC implementation guide lines.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Sampling, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria