Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State

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ABSTRACT

The teachers are the key actors in the effectiveness of secondary school education. It is therefore important to ensure that they perform their roles as expected towards the achievement of educational goals and objectives. A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. There are 702 teachers working in public secondary schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State shall be the target population of this study. 310 teachers was randomly selected out of 702 teachers in the Public secondary schools in Ilorin west Local Government area of Kwara State. The following are the summary of findings: There is significant relationship between professional development practices and secondary school teachers’ effectiveness in Ilorin-west LGA, Kwara state; there is significant relationship between attendance of higher education and secondary school teachers’ effectiveness in Ilorin-west LGA, Kwara state; there is significant relationship between attendance of seminars and secondary school teachers’ effectiveness in Ilorin-west LGA, Kwara state; and there is significant relationship between attendance of conferences and secondary school teachers’ effectiveness in Ilorin-west LGA, Kwara state.

Hence it is necessary to do everything that is needed to be done to ensure that this is done. One of the things to be done in order to ensure teachers’ effectiveness is proper staff training. This is because the quality of teachers is enhanced by in-service training. As rightly said, teacher cannot perform more than their quality, as one cannot give what he doesn’t have. Teachers therefore need to regularly attend training in order to be more effective. Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendations were made, the government should ensure that the teachers of secondary schools are attend training regularly by making provision for them in form of cash.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                i

Certification                                                                              ii

Dedication                                                                                iii

Acknowledgments                                                                     iv

Abstract                                                                                   v

Table of contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                            1-6        

Statement of the Problem                                                           6-8        

Purpose of the Study                                                                  8-9        

Research Questions                                                                   9-10                                          

Research Hypotheses                                                                 10-11                                 

Significance of the Study                                                             11-12                                 

Scope of the Study                                                                     12-13

Operational Definition of Terms                                                   13

 

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Concept of professional development programmes                         14-22

Need for Professional Development of Teachers                             22-25

Importance of professional development programmes                    25-27

Concept of teacher effectiveness                                                  27-29

Factors that can affect teacher effectiveness                                 29-34

Student academic performance in secondary schools                      34-37

Conceptual framework of the study                                              37

Empirical studies                                                                       38-39

Appraisal of the Literature Reviewed                                            39-41

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Research design                                                                        42-43    

Population, sample and sampling techniques                                 43        

Instrumentation                                                                        44-45

Procedure for data collection                                                       45

Data analysis techniques                                                            45        

CHAPTER FOUR

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS AND DISCUSSION OF RESULTS

Answering of Research Questions                                        46-49

Hypothesis Testing                                                            49-55

Discussion of Findings                                                       55-57

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary of Findings                                                         58-59

Conclusions                                                                      59    

Recommendations                                                             60-61

REFERENCES                                                                            62-66

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Selimat, M (2021). Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/professional-development-programmes-and-teachers-effectiveness-in-ilorin-west-local-government-area-secondary-schools-kwara-state

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and MUHAMMED Selimat "Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/professional-development-programmes-and-teachers-effectiveness-in-ilorin-west-local-government-area-secondary-schools-kwara-state. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and MUHAMMED Selimat . "Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021. Web. 20 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/professional-development-programmes-and-teachers-effectiveness-in-ilorin-west-local-government-area-secondary-schools-kwara-state >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and Selimat, MUHAMMED . "Professional Development Programmes and Teachers’ Effectiveness in Ilorin-West Local Government Area Secondary Schools, Kwara State" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 20, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/professional-development-programmes-and-teachers-effectiveness-in-ilorin-west-local-government-area-secondary-schools-kwara-state