Some demographic variables and teaching effectiveness of secondary school teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria
The study investigated influence of some teachers‘ demographic variables and teaching effectiveness of secondary school teachers in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of the study, two hypotheses were formulated and tested. The Survey research design was adopted for the study. The sample consists of 170 teachers in ten public secondary schools in Calabar Municipality. The instrument used for data collection which was a questionnaire titled Teachers‘ Demographic Variables and Teaching Effectiveness Questionnaire (TDVTEQ) developed by the researcher and validated by experts in Test/ Measurement had a reliability coefficient with Cronbach Alpha of .77. Independent t-test and one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were the statistical tools used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that teachers‘ age and teaching experience significantly influence teaching effectiveness. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that teachers‘ age be reviewed in favour of the teachers in such a way that it makes provision for age-long experience and other considerations that can enhance their competence.
Keywords: Demographic, teacher, age, experience, effectiveness