Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Basic Science and Technology Concepts in Junior Secondary Schools

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Asabe Edward Bash
Roseline A. Aku
Seraphina M. C. Kurumeh

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The study assessed the teaching and learning of Basic Science and Technology in Junior Secondary Schools in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. The population of the study comprised of all the 2,195 junior secondary school students and junior secondary school teachers teaching Basic Science and Technology in public schools. A sample of 120, comprising 60 students and 60 teachers Basic Science and Technology. The validity and reliability of the two instruments were determined, and the reliability coefficient for the students and teachers’ questionnaire were 0.78 and 0.85 using Cronbach alpha method. Simple percentage and t-test for independent samples were used for data analysis. The result revealed that factors were militating against teaching/learning Basic Science and Technology in Junior Secondary Schools in Mangu Local Government Area. Also, students’ perception of teaching/learning Basic Science and Technology were not satisfied. Furthermore, there were no enough facilities for the teaching of Basic Science and Technology. The analysis of workload of teachers and availability of facilities for teaching Basic Science and Technology revealed that there was no significant difference between the two variables also there was significant difference between teaching methods and student’s perceptions toward teaching/learning Basic Science and Technology. It was concluded that there were no enough facilities for teaching the subject. Based on these findings, the study recommended that the parents' teachers association and the government should provide enough facilities for teaching Basic Science and Technology. Also there should be constant supervision/invigilation of Basic Science and Technology teachers.

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Bash, A. E., Aku, R. A., & Kurumeh, S. M. C. (2019). Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Basic Science and Technology Concepts in Junior Secondary Schools. Indonesian Journal of Teacher Education, 1(1), 1-11. Retrieved from https://cendekiapublisher.id/index.php/IJTE/article/view/1
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