Work place: Department of Science and Technology, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Dr. Stephen O. Adenle is currently a Senior Lecturer at the department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. He teaches and conducts research in vocational and technology education, andresearch methodology
Dr Adenle received BSc., MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Technical Education in 1984, 1992 and 1997 respectively from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). He belongs to a number of educational bodies such as Nigerian Association of Teachers’ of Technology (NATT), Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Vocational Association (NVA), to mention a few. He is also external examiner to Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria, and external assessor of academic papers of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2013.07.02, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2013
An investigation into the teaching method(s) that can effectively yield qualitative computer science education in Basic Schools becomes necessary due to the Nigerian government policy on education. The government’s policy stipulates that every graduate of Basic Schools or UBE (Universal Basic education) should be computer literate. This policy intends to ensure her citizens are ICT (Information and Communication Technology) compliant. The foregoing thus necessitatesthe production of highly qualified manpower―grounded in computer knowledge―to implement the computer science education strand of the UBE curriculum. Accordingly, this research investigates the opinion of computer teacher-trainees on the teaching methods used while on training. Some of the teacher-trainees―that taught computer study while on teaching practice―were systematically sampled using “Purposive” sampling technique. The results show consensus in male and female teacher-trainees’ views; both gender agreed that all the teaching methods used, while on training, will engender effective teaching of computer study. On the whole, the mean performance ratings of male teacher-trainees were found to be higher than that of females. However, this is not in accord with the target set by Universal Basic Education Commission which intends to eliminate gender disparity in the UBE programme. The results thussuggestthe need for further investigation using larger sample.[...] Read more.
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