STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE TEACHING OF FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGY IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) IN NORTH WESTERN STATES OF NIGERIA

STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE TEACHING OF FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGY IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) IN NORTH WESTERN STATES OF NIGERIA

Abstract

The graduates of Colleges of Education (Technical) apart from the teaching job are expected to be self-reliant and enterprising. But this is not obtainable, due to the nature of the quality of teachers handling courses in Colleges of Education (Technical). This situation is associated with the fact that these teachers are lacking the required teaching strategies to teach the courses efficiently and effectively. The study was therefore designed to identify the strategies for enhancing the teaching of Foundry technology in Colleges of Education (Technical). The study had three specific purposes, three research questions and three hypotheses formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. And the study is a survey research design. A structured questionnaire of different strategies for teaching was used for data collection and was administered to 79 teachers of Foundry technology in Colleges of Education (Technical) in North western states of Nigeria.  Mean scores and t-test statistic were used for data analysis. Respondents indicated that all the items were acceptable as the required strategies for enhancing the teaching of Foundry technology Colleges of Education (Technical) in North western states of Nigeria. The three hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance revealed that no significant difference in the responses of lecturers and teachers. Recommendations were made based on the findings, and suggestions for further study were stated.