Impact of the Millennium Development Goals Training on the Performance of Basic Social Studies Education Teachers in Katsina State

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 – Impact of the Millennium Development Goals Training on the Performance of Basic Social Studies Education Teachers in Katsina State –

ABSTRACT

The study was designed to examine “the Impact of the Millennium Development Goals training on the teaching performance of basic Social Studies Education teachers in Katsina state”.

It considered two research questions and two hypotheses which bordered on the difference in the performance of Social Studies Education teachers exposed to the MDGs training workshop and those who were not exposed to it, as well as the difference in the academic performance of the pupils taught by teachers exposed to the MDGs’ training workshop and those who were not.

Three hundred and eighty one (381) primary four pupils and three hundred and sixty one (361) teachers were selected from the ten (10) local government areas of the state. The researcher used achievement test for pupils while questionnaire was administered to the teachers.

In dependent t-test sample statistics was used. The result revealed significant difference in the academic performance of primary school pupils between those taught by MDGs teachers and their counterparts taught by teachers who did not attend the MDGs programme .

The teachers exposed to the MDGs training programme had significantly higher teaching performance than their counterparts that were not exposed to the MDGs training programme. The second null hypothesis which stated that there is no significant difference in the academic performance of pupils taught by MDGS teachers and those not taught by MDGS teachers was rejected.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE …………..I

DECLARATION ……………….II

CERTIFICATION ……………….III

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…..IV

DEDICATION………………….VI

ABSTRACT……………

LIST OF TABLES ……………………X

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ….XI

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION…………. 1

1.1 Background to the study………..1

1.2 Statement of the problem ……….4

1.3 Objective of the study …… 5

1.4 Research Questions…………….5

1.5 Hypotheses ………..6

1.6 Significance of the study ……………6

1.7 Scope of the study ………………7

CAHPTER TWO REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 Introduction ………………………8

2.2 Theoretical Frame work ……………………8

2.3 Background of MDGs……………….. 10

2.4 Idea behind MDGs ………..11

2.06 The Centrality of Education to the Achievement of the MDGs …………15

2.06.1 Goals of Primary school ……16

2.06.2 Goals of Universal Basic Education…………….17

2.06.3 Universal Basic Education and the MDGs ……19

2.06.4 Teacher Education and the MDGs……… 22

2.07 Quality of a Good Teacher …………….26

2.07.1 Rational for Teacher Quality Education …………….29

2.07.2 Ethics of Teaching Profession in Nigeria …………..30

2.08 Retraining of Teacher under MDGs Project …………..33

2.09 Capacity Building Programme for Primary School Teachers……….35

2.10 Teachers Teaching Performance and the Academic Achievement of Pupils ..39

2.11 Concept of Social Studies……45

2.11.1 History of Social Studies in Nigeria ………..47

2.11.2 The Nature and Scope of Social Studies .49

2.11.3 Relevance of Social Studies for National Development ………………53

2.12 Review of Related Empirical Studies………….57

Summary…………….59

CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction……61

3.2 Research Design ……………..61

3.3 Population of the study ………….61

3.4 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques……..62

3.5 Instrumentation……………….. .63

3.5.1 Validity and Reliability of the Instrument ……………………63

3.6 Data Collection Procedure…………………………..64

3.7 Statistical Analysis Procedure ………………….64

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS

4.1 Introduction ……….66

4.2 Workshop status of the respondents……………….66

4.3 Answers to Research Question…………….67

4.4 Testing of Research Hypotheses………..69

4.5 Summary of the Findings………….72

4.6 Discussion on the Findings……………………73

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary………………77

5.2 Recommendations………78

5.3 Conclusions………………….79

5.4 Suggestion for further studies…………..81

References ……….81

INTRODUCTION

The quest for eradication of illiteracy in modern societies is the basic concern of every society in the world. This is because education is one of the vital tool in categorizing nations as a developed or developing. For Nigeria to be categorized as developed nation, she ought to get rid of illiteracy among the citizens by ensuring that every member of the society has access to western education.

According to Gene (2005) lack of basic education is a silent killer of large number of poor children in the developing world. Education is an important tool for the development of any society. It is an instrument with which society can solve its problems. Obiageli (2006) noted that education alone, if well planned and delivered, is capable of strengthening a nation’s democracy and engendering its economic growth.

Thus, education is an essential phenomenon through which human and natural resources are harnessed for the common good of humanity. (UNESCO 2003) asserted that all nations should ensure that education is a right for all their citizens. Nigeria became one of the signatories to Jomtiem Declaration on Education For All (EFA) in September, 1990.

The declaration observed that learning begins at birth and early childhood education is an essential component of basic education. Probably, that is why the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in 1990 to actualize the Jomtiem Declaration for the purpose of sustainable development.

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