The impact of teacher development and student preparation in mathematics education in senior secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria: a collective case study.

Uwerhisvwe, Abel Aghogho (2014) The impact of teacher development and student preparation in mathematics education in senior secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria: a collective case study. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study critically analyzes teacher development and student preparation in Mathematics education. A purposeful sample of three schools in Delta State, Nigeria was used while a total of twenty-­‐eight teachers and students were interviewed and observed. The data acquired were presented and critically analyzed. It was found out that Mathematics is compulsory for all students. The study explored the conditions of classrooms that are conducive for effective teaching and learning of Mathematics, and the availability of vital instructional materials and aids and facilities. The study also probed the motivation of teachers, as well as their motivation and interest in the teaching of Mathematics. Furthermore, the study investigated the place of gender, IQ, determination, and attention in knowledge of Mathematics. In addition to this the study examined teacher-­‐student relationships. One of the significant findings of the study concerned the qualifications of teachers who teach Mathematics as well as the foundation students have in Mathematics. The study explored the time teachers had to instruct in Mathematics as well as the students’ study habits and class attendance. This study offers findings, conclusions, and recommendations on the effective teaching and learning of Mathematics in Delta State, Nigeria.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6263
Item ID: 6263
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-87).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission

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