Evaluating Basic Technology Instruction in Nigerian Secondary Schools
Evaluating deals with purposive assessment of the entire system or sub-system on which the managers operate. It is an important technique which when appropriately adopted results into effective teaching and learning of practical subjects. This study focused on identification of evaluating techniques aimed at improving the teaching of Basic technology in Edo State. The area of study comprises of the eighteen Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state. Survey design was employed for the study covering a population of 160 (60 principals and 100 Basic technology teachers). The hypotheses were tested at 0.05, level of significance. Findings from the study indicated various techniques for evaluating instructions in Basic technology workshop. The result of the hypotheses showed that there was no significant difference in the mean responses of the respondents on the management techniques identified for instruction. However, it therefore recommended that the management techniques identified by this study should be integrated into the school curriculum for Basic technology teachers to use during workshop instruction.
Keywords: Evaluating instruction, basic technology.