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Makerere Journal of Higher Education

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Awareness about and Implementation of Research Findings on Mathematics Education among Teachers in Selected Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria

Samson Sunday Afolabi

Abstract


This study attempted to establish the level of awareness about and implementation of research findings in some aspects of Mathematics Education. Two validated instruments (on teachers’ awareness about and their use of research findings) were used to collect data from 132 mathematics teachers who had been purposively selected from a random sample of 34 secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis. The findings were that Mathematics teachers are moderately aware of research findings on Mathematics education. There were significant differences between teachers’ qualifications in Mathematics and use of research findings on Mathematics testing. Motivation of Mathematics teachers to explore new strategies of teaching and to implement them in their classroom practice is recommended.




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