Sky Journals of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 048-052, October, 2017. Available online http://www.skyjournals.org/SJER

ISSN 2354-4406 ©2017 Sky Journals

 

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Assessment of pre-service teacher’s gender differences on perception of teaching chemistry in secondary schools in Nigeria

 

Aminu Yusuf1, Anthony O. Ebubechukwu Egu2 and Samuel Attah3

 

1Department of Education Foundations, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi-Nigeria.
2Department of Physical Science Education, Imo State University, Owerri-Nigeria.
3Department of Chemistry Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria. 

 

*Corresponding author. E-mail: yusufaminu59@yahoo.com.  Tel.: +234803394471.

 

Accepted 28 August, 2017

Abstract

The study determined the Undergraduate Pre-service Teachers (UPST) gender differences in the perception of teaching Chemistry in secondary schools in Nigeria. A survey design was used for the study. The population of the study consists of 58 UPST from three tertiary institutions in the North Central, North East and South East geo political zones of Nigeria. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select 44( 8 male, 12 female from KSCOE, Akpan, 15 male, 4 female from ATBU, Bauchi and 5 male from ISU, Owerri) UPST. Teaching Chemistry Topic (TCT) questionnaire was developed, validated and used for data collection. Stability coefficient of 0.84 was established for the reliability of the instrument. Hypotheses were tested at α=0.05 level of significance. The data was analyzed using percentages and Chi-Square test. Findings from the study revealed that 53.6% male and 50% female UPST enjoy teaching the topics periodicity, electrons is and metals associated with the concept of inorganic chemistry and there are no significant (Chi-Square = 2.503, p> α) differences in gender on chemistry topic UPST find difficult to teach. Lectures on chemistry teaching methods to focus on topics identified as difficult to teach by UPST was among the recommendation made from the study.

Key words:
Assessment, pre-service teachers, gender differences, teaching chemistry.  
 

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