An investigation into Nigerian teacher's attitude towards and extent of improvisation of resources for effective teaching of biology

  • AM Olagunju Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria


The attitude of Biology teachers towards and their extent of improvisation, were investigated 80 teachers from 50 randomly selected secondary schools in Oyo state of Nigeria participated in the study. Analysis of the twenty item questionnaire administered to the teachers revealed that though many of them exhibited positive attitude towards improvisation, yet their level of improvisation is very low coupled with their lack of utilization. Recommendations were advanced which were that a comprehensive course on improvisation should be incorporated into the curriculum at teachers preparatory stage and that regular workshops on improvisation be organized for teachers to update their knowledge and skills. Furthermore, highlights of essential items that can be improvised, the techniques and local materials to be used, were provided in order to enrich teachers with appropriate knowledge and skills for effective teaching of Biology in our schools.

African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation Vol. 6 2004: 34-38

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