Attitude of Students Teachers towards Teaching of Agricultural Science in Primary and Secondary Schools in Gombe State
This paper examine the Attitude of Student Teachers towards Teaching of Agricultural Science in Primary and Secondary Schools in Gombe State, the design of the study was survey research design, The population of this study consisted of 250 NCE III agricultural education students of Federal Collage of Education (Tech.) Gombe who have passed through teaching practice exercise at various primary and secondary schools with the total population size of 247 students. The sample size of 50 agricultural education students was selected as the sample of this study using simple random sampling. the sample size were determine using percentage where 20% of total population was used as a sample The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire made of up four point linker scale which were administered to the respondent, the questionnaire were subjected to content and face validity by two expert, reliability test was also established to obtained the reliability coefficient of the test. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation, decision rule of 2.50 were used to take decision on the items, this means that mean score for < 2.50 the decision was disagreed while mean score of > 2.50 was agreed. The result reveled that Agricultural Education student teachers have positive attitude toward teaching preparation and subject matter delivery but negative attitude toward teaching pedagogies, the paper recommended that Government should encourage student teachers to do more especially in providing teaching and improvisational material so as to make it more easier for them in lesson preparations and Emphasis should also be giving to the knowledge of subject matter content transmitted to students by the students teachers through their respective head of department and supervisor
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