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Andero, Abraham A. – Negro Educational Review, 1994
Explores the successful implementation of an improvement to the Nigerian secondary education system after departing from the inherited British system. Nigeria moved toward the American model of junior and senior secondary education. College preparatory and vocational education are being complemented by general education for all. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Arubayi, Eric A. – Negro Educational Review, 1985
A study investigated the estimated time allotment of urban and rural secondary school principals in Nigeria to each of seven administrative functions. Results showed that location (rural or urban) was a determinant of estimated time spent on functions such as inspection, planning, coordination, evaluation, supervision, counselling, and public…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Foreign Countries, Principals, Rural Schools
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Igbalajobi, Muyiwa – Negro Educational Review, 1986
A study conducted with 12- to 14-year-old Nigerian students showed that ridicule (and to a lesser degree insult) is an effective motivator to improved academic achievement in the classroom. It should be asked, however, whether the emotional and psychological implications of ridicule justify its use in education. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Humor
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Omatseye, J.N. – Negro Educational Review, 1981
Different cultural and historical developments between North and South Nigeria and in areas within the two regions are described to explain why attitudes toward Western education differ and why educational imbalances exist between social classes and the sexes. Certain measures to reduce such inequalities are proposed. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: African History, Cultural Influences, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change