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Influence of Climate Change on Secondary School Administration in Ebonyi State

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Influence of Climate Change on Secondary School Administration in Ebonyi State.

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the influence of climate change on secondary school administration in Ebonyi state. Four research questions and four null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted survey design.

The population of the study was 521 principals in both public and private secondary schools in Ebonyi state. A proportionate stratified random technique was used to select 260 principals from the three educational zones in Ebonyi State.

The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire.Cronbach Alpha was used to measure the internal consistency co-efficient of the instrument and co-efficient of 0.70,0.55,0.58 and 0.57 was obtained for clusters A,B,C and D respectively.

The overall co-efficient of the instrument is 0.71.This result shows that the instrument is reliable. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation.t- test statistics was also used to test the four null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.

The findings of the study revealed that; Climate change has an influence on school- community relationship, staff-personnel administration, availability of physical facilities and pupil- personnel administration to a Great Extent in secondary schools administration in Ebonyi State.

The findings also revealed that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of urban and rural principals on the extent of climate change influence on school–community relationship and staff –personnel administration in secondary school administration in Ebonyi State.

There is significant difference between the mean ratings of urban and rural principals on the extent of climate change influences in the availability of physical facilities and pupil-personnel administration in secondary schools administration in Ebonyi State.

Based on the above findings, it was recommended among others that there should be synergy between all stakeholders, public and private sector to proactively tackle the challenge of climate change.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page i
Approval page ii
Certification iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgements v
Table of contents vi
List of tables ix
Abstract x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 14
Purpose of the Study 15
Significance of the Study 16
Scope of the Study 18
Research Questions 19
Hypotheses 19

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Conceptual Framework 22
The Concept of Climate/ Climate Change 22
Concept of Secondary School Administration 43
Theoretical Framework 53
Ice Age Theory 53
Human Relation Theory 54
Review of Empirical Studies 55
Studies related to Climate Change 55
Studies related to Secondary School Administration 57
Summary of Literature Review 60

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

Design of the study 62
Area of the Study 62
Population of the Study 63
Sample and Sampling Technique 63
Instrument for Data Collection 64
Validation of the Instrument 65
Reliability of the Instrument 66
Method of Data Collection 66
Method of Data Analysis 67

CHAPTER FOUR: ANALYSIS OF DATA AND RESULTS

Summary of Major Findings 82

CHAPTEFIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Discussion of Findings 83
Conclusion 90
Educational Implications of the Study 91
Recommendation 93
Limitation of the Study 94
Suggestions for Further Research 95
Summary of the Study 95
References 98
Appendices

INTRODUCTION

Education is very crucial for the growth and development of the society. The development of a country depends on the quality of human resources and development of human resources depends on the quality of education (Alumode, 2005).

Adams (2011) observed that unless quality and functionality are assured in the school system, education will lose out to nothing else. It is unfortunate to observe that education system today has been likened to tasteless scenario and experience.

Balogun(2012) lamented that education in Nigeria today is devoid of standard, and functionality. There is a noticeable setback in education system in the country.

Ugwulashi(2012) noted that management and administration of education sector is an important area considered necessary in national development.

It is obvious that education sector has not been properly managed in terms of school-community relation, staff-personnel administration, pupil-personnel administration and the availability of physical facilities and so on.

A lot of factors could be responsible to this trend. Hence this work looked at the influence of climate change on secondary school administration in Ebonyi State.

REFERENCES

Adams, B. (2011). Human resources as the wealth of nations. New York: The Free Press.

Agomh, P. (2014). Basic science teachers’ awareness of causes and effects of climate change: A case study of Umuahia North Local Government Area Abia State. Nigeria Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(1): 54-63.

Alejandro, G, Goldman, S. and Tracy, M. (2012). Climate change education: A Primer for 2005 and Aguanuins (First Edition, Revised). The Climate Literacy 200 Education Network (Citizen). Chicago 200 logical society .Chicago: Brook field publishers

Allison, A. (2010). Combating climate change through quality education. The Brokings Institution Washington D.C. University Press.

Alumode, B.E. (2005). Enrolment patterns and teacher adequacy in Ebonyi State secondary schools. An Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

Arndt, D.S, Baringer, M.O. and Johnson, M.R. (2010). Eds: State of the climate in 2009. Bulletin of the American Meterology Society 9(6): 51-224.

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