1.1 Background to the study
As a teacher in the secondary school system in Nigeria for many years, experience has shown that, there are two categories of teachers – the good or effective teachers, and the bad or ineffective teachers’ observable from among teachers in the school system.
The effective teachers are perceived to be fully equipped naturally and professionally to lead their students to success in competitive standardized tests, as well as inculcate in them, values that would make them exhibit behaviours that are generally desirable and acceptable.
On the other hand, the ineffective teachers do not care about the success of their students in examinations, and, in some cases, students who pass through such teachers, especially in terms of emulating their life styles, tend to exhibit behaviours that are detestable by the society. Such students also, do not perform well in competitive examination.
This study seeks to find out whether teacher effectiveness influences students academic performance. It is not, however, very easy, to investigate the area of effectiveness in teaching, because many hold the view that the concept has no measurable indices.
In order to approach this issue, this study embarked on the following measures.
The first goal of the study was to explore the school and grades of students that were used for the study. The second goal was to identify the effective and the less effective teachers from among the teachers’ population meant for the study.
Thirdly, the researcher, embarked on identifying the various dimensions of teachers quality, and which helped in the categorization of the teachers into effective and ineffective groups.
There are various dimensions of teacher quality. Some might argue that the primary aspect of teacher quality is content knowledge, others might argue, that, it is the effective use of pedagogy. Some others, too, might argue that teacher quality should be assessed only by student outcomes,... [continues]
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