The status of basic technology in Cross River State Junior Secondary Schools, Nigeria
The purpose of the study was to ascertain the status of basic technology in Cross River State junior secondary schools. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The study was guided by three (3) research questions. The population for the study comprised of one hundred and twelve (112) basic technology teachers employed by the state school board Calabar. The sample for the study consisted of sixty (60) basic technology teachers from the three zones. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select the sample. The instrument for data collection was a researcher’s structured questionnaire titled. “Status of Basic Technology Inventory (SOBTI). The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. The study revealed that there was inadequacy in instructional materials for teaching basic technology in junior secondary school in Cross River State and even when materials are made available for teaching the students some teachers seem to lack experience in handling the equipment for teaching of practical class. It was further recommended that adequate instructional materials should be provided for the teaching of basic technology in junior secondary schools in Cross River State and in-service or on the job training should be given to teachers in this subject area for professional growth among others.
Keywords: Technology, Basic Technology, Junior Secondary School