Teacher Attitude to Inspectors and Inspection: Quality Control
The study assessed the attitude of teachers in Lagos State to inspectors and inspection. The study took the form of a survey. Two hundred and fifty teachers from public secondary schools were selected as samples for the study using stratified random sampling technique. The instruments used for the data collection was the Teacher's Questionnaire on Evaluation of the Inspectorate Department (TQEID). Analysis of data was done using frequency counts and percentages. The results revealed that teachers have negative attitude to both inspectors and inspection. These findings have implications for the process of quality control within the educational system in Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general. In view of the findings of this study, it was recommended that only professionally qualified teachers with minimum of ten years teaching experience should be employed or drafted as education inspectors so that they can work with maturity when interacting with the teachers during inspection. The inspectors should be trained regularly on the principles of human relations and effective communication. These will help to change the negative attitude of teachers to inspectors and inspection to positive.
Keywords: Teacher Attitude; School Inspection; Education Inspectors.
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (2) 2007 pp. 203-215