EVALUATING THE OBJECTIVES AND QUALITY OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE TEACHERS’ EDUCATION PROGRAMME by Nsedu E.U. Inyang
The achievement of the general objectives of Science Education and the quality of presentation of an Integrated Science Teachers Education Programme as perceived by the course participants was evaluated. Two null hypotheses involving these two parameters were tested. The subjects responded to a questionnaire consisting of five-point Likert scales on achievement of objectives and quality of presentation. The students responses were converted into scores. A t-test analysis of the responses on the course objectives were rated as being significantly achieved above 3.5, the lower limit of achievement on a scale of I to 5 at a = .05. The students rated positive qualities high and negative ones low. There was a significant difference between the mean positive and negative qualities for each of the ten pairs involved. Implication for the use of the instruments in the study for evaluating Integrated Science Teacher Education programmes were made.
Inyang, N. E. U. (1999): “Evaluating the Objectives and Quality of Integrated Science Teacher Education Programme”. Nigerian Journal of Science and Science Education. 6(1), September, pp. 16-24.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang
Professor N.E.U. Inyang has always been a teacher. He started as an Assistant Science Master at Duke Town Secondary School, Calabar. From 1976 till date he has taught in various institutions. He was appointed Acting Head, Department of Science Education in Uniuyo from 1994-1998 and promoted Associate and full Professor of Science Education in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He has taught undergraduate courses in Science Education, supervised undergraduate projects and jointly supervised Masters and Ph.D dissertations and theses both in University of Uyo and during his sabbatical leave to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang served in various capacities in the Science Teachers‘ Association of Nigeria (STAN) at both State and National levels. It was during his tenure as Chairman of Akwa Ibom State branch of STAN, He that Akwa Ibom State Branch was adjudged the best branch of the year for an outstanding membership among other achievements. Prof. Inyang served the Akwa Ibom State Government as a resource person at various workshops for primary and secondary school science and mathematics teachers.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang has been engaged in a number of Editorial services. He jointly published Integrated Science Workshop proceedings on the Integrated Science Curriculum in the 3 3 system Secondary Education in 1981. He jointly edited a book of readings on science and society 1997. He is editorial adviser of the integrated Science Education series of Integrated Science Panel of STAN and an author of the Basic Science of the University Press Plc, Ibadan, Nigeria.
To date, Prof. Nsedu Inyang has 45 publications to his credit made up of 22 journal articles and 23 book chapters, many of which can be accessed on this knowledgebase. He attended and presented several the keynote addresses and lead papers at conferences, some of which includes Teacher’s Day in 2009 at the Akwa Ibom State rally of NUT and a motivational talk at the Mobil/NNPC/Akwa Ibom State Science quiz, facilitated by the Akwa Ibom State Branch of STAN etc.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang has played a number of leadership roles in his christian life. He is happily married and is blessed with successful children.
His personal knowledgebase and website can be accessed via www.nseduinyang.com.ng
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