A Comparative Analysis of the Image Status of Nigerian Teachers: 1960-1985 and 1986-2010
The paper examines the activities of teachers in two different historical epochs of Nigerian history. Relevant literatures were reviewed which borders on the commitment and official roles of teachers from the time of missionary sole control of education to post-independent era. Comparative analysis of the two epochs were examined in terms of teachers commitment, degree of motivation and training, tendency to engage in other paid work outside teaching and the degree of communal involvement. The study adopted a survey design. One hundred and fifty teachers from Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State were used as the study sample. Questionnaire was designed, validated and administered. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage. The teachers in the first epoch, 1960 – 1985, were rated higher based on their positive impacts on teaching-learning than the second epoch group, 1986 - 2010.