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|Title: ||FACTORS AFFECTING UTILIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS BY PRIMARY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TEACHERS OF CENTRAL ZONE OF TIGRAY|
|Authors: ||TADESSE, KAHSAY|
|Advisors: ||Amare Asgedom (Asso. Prof.)|
|Copyright: ||Jun-2001 |
|Date Added: ||7-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The purpose of the study was to identify the factors affecting the utilization of
instructional materials by lower primary environmental Science teachers of central
zone of Tigray. Data was secured from 90 lowers primary teachers, 23 lower
primary school principals and 23 school pedagogical heads.
All teachers, school principals and SPC heads were taken as sources of data. no
sampling was, therefore, used in this study. Questionnaires and observation checklist
were used to gather the data. And the secured data were analyzed using
percentages and descriptive sentences.
Attitude, training, budget and unavailability of instructional materials were the major
factors, which were hypothesized to be affecting variables for utilization of
instructional materials by primary Environmental science teachers
The findings of the study indicated that the attitude of the teachers, principals and
SPC heads towards utilization of instructional materials was positive. It also showed
that there are some major problems in preparing and utilizing instructional materials.
These include: inadequacy of the pre-service training in equipping the teachers with
basic skills of preparing and utilizing instructional materials, lack of short term
trainings, SPCs suffer from lack of skilled man power and budget allocation, Science
kits are not being utilized by science teachers. Most frequently used instructional
materials are the blackboard and Charts, Classroom observation by principals is
made only twice a year and no emphasis was given to low-cost and no-cost
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