FACTORS AFFECTING TEACHER QUALITY PRACTICES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN AWKA EDUCATIONAL ZONE, ANAMBRA STATE

Ngozi Obidike

Abstract


This study examines the factors affecting teacher quality practices in public primary schools in Awka Educational Zone, Anambra State, Nigeria. The study aims to ascertain the factors that constitute, effect, as well as improve teachers’ quality practices. Three research questions were developed for the study. The study sample consisted of 120 primary school teachers in Awka Education Zone. Based on the data collected via a questionnaire, the analysis resulted in the following findings that teacher quality practices include: delivering high quality student-centered instruction, promoting high levels of student engagement, clear assessment strategies for students learning, using positive behavior management strategies, and evidence of student learning. The study also revealed factors that mitigate against teacher quality practices are unconducive environment for teaching and learning, insufficient classrooms for students, delay in paying teacher salaries, inadequate facilities to help achieve instructional objectives, poor teacher preparation and qualifications. Suggestions were made by respondents and additional recommendations were suggested by the researchers to ensure and improve teachers’ quality practices. 


Keywords


Teacher Quality Practice, Teacher Education, Nigeria Primary Education.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21083/ajote.v5i1.3519


ISSN: 1916-7822

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