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Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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Teaching sociology of education in south-eastern Nigeria universities for sustainable development: challenges and prospects

Ugochukwu Ifeyinwa Offor

Abstract


This study investigated issues associated with pedagogies in Sociology of Education in southeastern Nigerian universities and how these have impacted Sustainable Development. The study also identifies the challenges and prospects posed by these kinds of pedagogies. Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study comprised 24 lecturers from both federal and state universities in the South East Zone. There was no sampling carried out because the number of the lecturers were manageable. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for research questions 1 & 3 then percentage was used for research question 2. Results revealed that physical facilities inhibit effective teaching of Sociology of Education. Also that use teaching methods is very important in the teaching of sociology of education. It was recommended amongst others that: There is an urgent need for government to fund education in all levels especially university education; The University Management should provide facilities like Laptops, projectors, public address system in all the classes used for lectures, this to a great extent will ease the stress of teaching; The University Management should make provisions for lecturers offices. This to a large extent will increase high productivity by them; The University Management should make the school environment internet friendly. This will always attract and keep students and lecturers in the school for research purposes.

Keyword: Teaching, Sociology of Education, Sustainable Development




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