Teachers' Awareness and Students' Attitude to Content Area of Traditional Vocations in the Senior Secondary School Yoruba Curriculum

Prof. A. V. Jibowo, Prof. O. Adagbada and Adeosun Adetayo Joseph
Volume 29, December, 2023 view(s)6 view(s)

Abstract

The study investigated teachers' awareness and students' attitude to teaching of traditional vocations in Yoruba language curriculum in Ogun state. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The sample comprised 620 respondents, made up of teachers and students selected through multistage sampling technique. Three local government areas were randomly selected from Ogun Central Senatorial District, and purposive sampling technique was used to select 31 senior secondary schools. In each of the schools, 20 students were selected randomly, giving a total 620 respondents. Questionnaire on Students' Attitude to Vocational Content of Yorùbá language (QSAVC) (r = 0.88) and Questionnaire on Teachers' Awareness of Vocational Content of Yorùbá language (r = 0.75) were the three instruments used for data collection in the study. The data collected were analysed using percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Three (3) research questions were answered and two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that teachers' level of awareness of the vocational content of the Yoruba language curriculum was very high ( x =3.68) but students' attitude towards vocational content of the Yorùbá language curriculum was poor ( x =1.91) at the threshold of 2.50. It was concluded that vocational skills exist in the Yorùbá language curriculum and teachers had high awareness of it, but students attitude to which was poor. The study recommended that government should build Yorùbá vocational skill acquisition centres and laboratories for secondary schools and communities.

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Prof. A. V. Jibowo, Prof. O. Adagbada and Adeosun Adetayo Joseph. Teachers' Awareness and Students' Attitude to Content Area of Traditional Vocations in the Senior Secondary School Yoruba Curriculum. Africa Journal of Educational Research, 29, 119-124.


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