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Teacher trainers’ perception of employability skills needed for teaching agricultural science in Nigerian secondary schools

Hamid, Abdul and Auwal, Auwal Teacher trainers’ perception of employability skills needed for teaching agricultural science in Nigerian secondary schools. Journal of Technical, Vocational & Engineering Education, 6 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2231-7376

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Abstract

The study determined the trainers’ perception of employability skills needed by graduate’s teacher for teaching Agriculture Science in secondary schools. Two research questions guided the study. The design of this study was a survey research design. The area for this study was Bauchi and Gombe States. The population for this study includes all Agriculture Education lecturers in Nigerian Universities. Purposive sampling was used to select 17 trainers/lecturers as the respondents. The instrument was a structured questionnaire which was validated and pilot tested to obtain its reliability coefficient (Cronbach's Alpha) of 0.98. Data collected was analyzed using AMOS 18 statistical packages for windows. Findings of this study revealed that the trainers perceived that the employability skills needed by the graduate teachers to be successful in teaching agricultural science in secondary schools are important and the graduates are competent in them. It is recommended that all the employability skills be retained or included in the University Agriculture Education curriculum. Agricultural Education being a vocational course, students should be given the opportunity to apply the science they have learned in their course. That means more “hands-on” should be incorporate in the classroom teaching. Keywords : Teacher Trainers, Skills, Teaching Agricultural Science, Schools

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:26346
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:13 Jul 2012 06:30
Last Modified:16 Jul 2012 01:15

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