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Factors Affecting Attitude To Work Of Secondary School Teachers In Ikeduru Local Government Area Of Imo State

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ABSTRACT

This research work investigated factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government of Imo State. Three research questions were posed to guide the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised all the secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government Area that totaled Two Hundred and Fifty. A sample of One Hundred teachers was used as respondents. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire with twelve items. Percentages were used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed that there are social factors, political and economic factors affecting teachers attitude to work. Recommendations and Suggestions were also provided. It is therefore hoped that readers will find this work very useful.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter, the researcher examined the following: background of the study, statement of problem, purpose of the study, significance of the study, scope of the study and research questions.

Background of the Study

Teachers occupy a very important position in the educational system of any country because it is upon their number, quality, devotion study that the system depends. Teachers’ have many roles to play for effective teaching and learning to take place in our schools. They are supposed to be representative of the community as well as academic specialists.

Therefore, how a teacher goes about his/her duties and obligations in achieving the aims of the school is regarded as the teachers’ roles. A teacher is seen as an embodiment of knowledge.

He/she has complete authority in the classroom and his/her role demands that they exercise maturity and a sense of responsibility in using their freedom. He is expected to pay attention to individual problems of the children under their care and maintain measurable discipline in the class.

Teachers prepare reports, distribute and care for teaching materials and other equipment. The importance and benefits of giving parents a complete and detailed progress report on their children can hardly be overstressed. In social functions, the teachers are regarded as leaders, advisers of consultants. The community therefore expects teachers to help in fulfilling its aspirations.

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However, the search for material wealth and get rich quick attitude, appears to have set aside the age long tradition attitude of hard work and devotion to duty which teachers are formerly known with. Selfishness and inordinate ambition have now become the order of the day. Many teachers do not have good attitude to work to enable them carry out their work effectively. Some teachers have little or no interest in their jobs and are not dedicated to their work anymore. This deteriorating trend in all works of life is observed more in urban areas where the degree of sophistication seems to dedicate to the evil pace.

Shagari (1982) observed that the attitude of Nigerian to work is the worst in the world and that if only every Nigerian is prepared to do an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, Nigeria would achieve wonders in every sphere of human endeavor. Teaching which everybody recognizes as a noble profession since ages, has been the talk of the town, the average man on the street presently laments over apparent fall in the standard of education in our society which they usually attribute to the teachers’ attitude to work. Teacher’s attitude to work is very important because a teacher’s positive attitude to work can contribute to the success of the learners. Teachers’ positive attitude to work can contribute to the students success grades and can as well improve learning by planning ways to improve students attitude and perceptions about the classroom climate and about assigned tasks.

Some honest Nigerians are restive about this development. For this reasons, one is tempted to believe that teacher’s attitude to work need re-appraisal.

The research therefore will investigate factors affecting attitude to work by secondary school teachers in Ikeduru local government of Imo State and to find out solution if any to the identified problems.

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 Statement of Problem

Students as being prepared to be leaders of tomorrow and if the great nation intends to have good leaders in future, teachers in our secondary schools should be constituent in discharging their duties. They should be zealous and dedicated to their teaching  endeavours. Secondary school is the second pivot upon which other levels of education rest. This is why the teacher’s good attitude to work is necessary. Students’ discipline, punctuality and orderliness are poor when teachers do not do their work as expected.

The study therefore, is an attempt to find out factors affecting attitude to find out affecting attitudes to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru local government area of Imo State.

Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of the study is to find out factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State, specifically the study sought to:

  1. Find out the social factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru local government area of Imo State.
  2. Find out the political factors that are affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State.
  3. To find out the economic factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State

Significance of the Study

The findings of the study will benefit the following stakeholders:

  • Administrators (School): This can be the school principals, superintendents or directors of specific school programme.
  • Teachers: They deliver quality education programme that responds to the needs and abilities of the all students.
  • Students: The students/learners contribute their quota to the smooth running of the school.
  • Parents: They desire a successful education system for their children and thus they give in their best to see to the growth and development of the school system.
  • Continuity: The community members as a whole is a stakeholder in education system because a solid education programme builds a stronger community.
  • Government: It is upon the government that the greater success of the school system rest through the revenue allocation given to the educational system.
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This study will bring to light the reasons for total lack of interest, commitment and dedication to work by teachers. By so doing, the erosion of confidence affecting and disturbing all standards of education will be checked.

On the government side, irregular payments of salaries and total lack of commitment to solve the problems of  teachers and the student will be checked. Motivation of teachers and introduction of in-service training programme by government for incomplete teachers will help them to grow and enhance the standard and quality of their performance in the school and classroom. If this is achieved by government, it would not be too long for the falling standard of education and serious erosion of confidence of the society about present day education be reversed.

Scope of the Study

This study will cover factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State. It will be based mostly on identifying actually the various factors affecting attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State towards carrying out their duties.

Research Questions

  1. What are the social factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State.
  2. What are the political factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State.
  3. What are the economic factors affecting the attitude to work of secondary school teachers in Ikeduru Local Government area of Imo State.

    Pages:  50

    Category: Project

    Format:  Word & PDF         

    Chapters: 1-5                                                                       

    Material contains Table of Content, Abstract, References & Appendix.

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