The Effect of Teaching Experience on Attitude to and on Utilization of Educational Radio: the Case of Tigrai Region

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Addis Ababa University


The major objective of the study was to identify the effect of teaching experience on attitude and utilization of educational radio lessons. For the study, a-28 item Likert type attitude questionnaire was administered to 82 teachers selected from 15 schools (6 urban and 9 rural). Besides, each teacher who fille~ the attitude questionnaire was observed and rated on how he/she utilizes radio lessons. for the purpose of comparison, teachers were classified into five experience levels (1-5,6-10, 11-15, 16-20 and 21-25). The collected data were analysed using statistical tools such as mean, one way analysis of variance (ANOVA) Tukey post hoc comparison, t-test and pearson product moment correlation. The results of the study revealed statistically significant differences in attitude and utilization of radio lesson between more experienced and less experienced teachers. This demonstrates that service years and attitude towards radio lesson have been observed to have a negative relationship. As experience of teachers increased, favourableness to and utilization of radio lessons decreased. The study also revealed that teaching experience as mediated by sex of the teacher and school location (rural or urban school) has little impact on the attitude and utilization of radio lesson. It is, therefore, recommended that the existing system of teacher education should incorporate a system of followup, and reinforcement



Tigrai Region the Effect of Teaching Experience