Factors That Promote Gender Imbalance in the Teaching of Science/Mathematics: The Views of Practicing Teachers

  • UJ Udousoro

Abstract

This research was carried out to investigate factors that promote gender imbalance in the teaching of science/mathematics Fifty (50) Public Secondary and Primary Schools were selected randomly for the study. A total of one thousand (1000) teachers were used for the study comprising 400 males and 600 females. A twenty (20) item- questionnaire was used which consisted of statements that promote/inhibit gender imbalance in the teaching of science and mathematics. Data collected from respondent were subjected to t-test, weighted mean (x) and standard deviation (SD) statistical analysis. It was discovered that there is significant difference between male and female teachers in their views concerning factors that promote gender imbalance in the teaching of science/mathematics in favour of male teachers. Recommendations were given which include that Government should provide good working environment to teachers and equip the laboratories for effective teaching and learning of science and mathematics.
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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057