Perception Of Junior Secondary School Teachers Towards Literacy Through Mother Tongue Education In Ogun State
The study assessed the perception of teachers' towards literacy through mother tongue in junior secondary schools in Ogun State. Four hundred teachers were sampled (200 males and 200 females) from public and private Schools with the use of stratified random sampling. The instrument titled Teachers' Perception towards Literacy through Mother Tongue Education (TPLMTE) was used to collect data which was analyzed using the t-test. The findings showed that majority of the teachers had a positive perception towards literacy through mother tongue in Nigerian junior schools. In addition, there was a statistically significant difference in the perception of urban and rural teachers towards literacy through mother tongue in schools. Part of the recommendations suggested was that mother tongue education should be accorded the same importance given to English language in Nigerian schools.
International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics Vol. 10 2008: pp. 199-207