APPRAISAL OF TEACHING RESOURCES USED IN TEACHING IGBO LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE: AN IMPLICATION FOR COUNSELLING
Keywords:Appraisal, Teaching, Teaching Resources, Igbo Language, Secondary Schools
The study aimed at appraising the teaching resources used in teaching Igbo language in secondary schools in Enugu State. Two research questions guided the study, while two null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study comprised all the 679 Igbo language teachers in Enugu State, while the sample comprised 208 teachers sampled from urban and rural secondary schools in Nsukka and Obollo-Afor Education Zones. The instrument for data collection was a 23-item researcher-made questionnaire titled Appraisal of Teaching Resources Used in Teaching Igbo Language Questionnaire (ATRUTILQ). The instrument was subjected to validation by three research experts, one in Curriculum and Instruction another in Measurement and Evaluation in the Faculty of Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu and one in Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Cronbach Alpha was used in ascertaining the reliability of the instrument. An overall reliability index of 0.89 was obtained for the entire instrument. The instrument was administered to the selected respondents with the help of two research assistants who were briefed and acquainted with the requisite knowledge and skills in administering and collecting the questionnaire. The research questions were answered with mean and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested with t-test statistics. The results of data analysis revealed among others that the teaching resources available for teaching and learning of Igbo language in urban and rural secondary schools in Enugu State include Igbo language textbooks, chalkboards, whiteboards, and moulded objects; the extent to which teachers utilized available teaching resources in the teaching and learning of Igbo language in secondary schools in Enugu State was low; Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that state ministry of education should organize seminars and workshops to train Igbo language teachers on how best to use teaching resources for teaching Igbo.