ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL’S ADOLESCENT STUDENT TOWARDS TEACHING PROFESSION

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to find out the
attitudes of secondary schools’ adolescent towards teaching profession to the
students in Akoko South East  Local
Government Area in Ondo State. The researcher administered questionnaire to one
fifty students that were randomly selected. The finding reveals that teaching
profession is not meant for mediocre. Most of Adolescent student in Akoko South
East Local Government are not fully prepared for what is entails to succeed in
the life. The study showed that teacher are always underrated in the society
and government is also contributing great to their misfortunate The researcher
suggested that if government pay teachers well and professionalized teaching.
The attitude of Adolescent toward taking up teaching as profession will be
positive. These encouragements will go along way in teaching as a profession
and service as a means of boosting and increasing their productivity.
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Title page                                                              i
Certification…                                                           ii
Dedication…                                                             iii
Acknowledgement…                                                   iv
Abstract                                                                 v
Table of contents…                                                     vi
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION…                                   1
Background of the Study…                                            1
Statement of the Study…                                               3
Objective of the Study…                                                4
Research Question…                                                 4
Significance of the study…                                            5
Delimitation of the Study…                                            6
Definition of Terms …                                                 6
CHAPTER TWO …                                                      8
Review of the Related Literature…                                            8
CHAPTER THREE…                                                  21
Research Methodology…                                              21
Research Design…                                                     21
Sample Procedure…                                                  21
Population                                                             22
Validity and Reliability of Instrument…                                22
Administration procedure…                                           23
Reliability of the instrument …                                           24
Scoring Procedure…                                                  25
Data Analysis Techniques…                                                   25
CHAPTER FOUR…                                                    26
Data Analysis and Summary of the Result                             26
Statement of the Result and Analysis…                                       26
CHAPTER FIVE…                                                      35
Summary                                                               35
Conclusion …                                                           35
Recommendation                                                        36
REFERENCES…                                                        37
QUESTIONNAIRE…                                                   39



CHAPTER
ONE
BACKGROUND
TO THE STUDY
          The
word teaching has a wider scope than the way people think of it. Teaching is
neither restricted to the four walls of the school where instruction is carried
out for learners.
Teaching starts from the
home where parents teach their children norms and values of the society.
Teaching can take place when teachers plan and guide the students’ experiences
such that they will learn the desired skills or knowledge as quickly as possible
and make steady progress in mastering the subject.
It must be strongly noted
that teaching goes along with learning. Van Dalen and Brittle (2007) defined
teaching as the guidance of students through planned activities so that they
may acquire the richest learning possible from their experience and required
the active participation of the child. Teaching according to Ayejuyo (2010) is
the act of impacting knowledge by an experience individual to an inexperienced
and less matured individual.
Adolescent is a period of
major change ushered in by the normal activity associated with the growths part
of puberty and by changing environmental expectation it is that period in
everybody’s life that lies between the end of childhood and the beginning of
adulthood. It is a stage in human development and it is regarded as a separate
culture within the larger world.
Adolescent are group of
people who have their peculiar way of selecting and preparing for occupation in
tasks one has chosen to perform in the adolescent stage.  Bust (2008) opined that if the adolescent is
aware of his professional aspiration and the opportunities that exist for the
realization of his personal ambition he will choose relevant subject that would
be related to his interests everybody wants to be somebody of great important
in the society.
Therefore many people choose
careers not because they have the ability or trait associated with the
occupation or jobs they have chosen but because of the respect and the
prestige, which the occupation commands in the society. Every individual
regardless of socio-economics background would like to choose occupation that
is lucrative.
The teaching profession is
seen by most people as a stepping stone to other jobs, consequently teacher who
taught in most of our school who are graduates from universities  did not study education as their disciplines.
There are some teacher whose social ways of life makes people look down on them
hence having negative attitude towards the teaching profession.
Despite the fact that government
has increase the salaries of teachers, some still dress shabbily and would not
take up their work properly. There is saying that whatever your hand find doing
do it with all your might. Teacher should be stop of reason for choosing the
profession he or she choose out of the existing profession. Also people speculated
that parents have great influence on children in chosen a career. In most case,
it has been observed that parents do not have an interest for teaching as a
profession this they tend to discourage their children from having anything to
do with teaching as a career.
However students restrict
their interest in some known profession than to teaching there have been
speculation those adolescent attitudes towards a profession is influence by
peer group they lend to choose a profession based on the profession their
friend have chosen. In short this study is an attempt to find out the attitude
of secondary school adolescent towards teaching profession.
STATEMENT
OF THE PROBLEM
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OBJECTIVE
OF THE STUDY
          This
study is aimed at achieving the following objective
1.           
To investigate the lukewarm attitude of the
adolescent to teaching as a profession and to investigate why the teacher are
been rated as second class citizen.
2.           
To investigate why the profession itself is
having low esteem in the society and to proffer solution to those problems the
research work with all profession.
3.           
This study will significantly help the school
head teachers, guidance and counselors to be in a better position to direct
motivate and guide students towards the teaching profession.
4.           
 In
addition, the government will be able to ensure that worthy decisions that will
result in improving the teaching profession are introduced.
RESEARCH
QUESTION
1            
Is there any significant different between
attitude of secondary schools adolescent student and teaching profession in
Ilejemeje Local Government?
2            
Does teacher experience has any effect in
teaching Adolescent student
3            
Will availability of instructional materials
provided for teachers has a significant effect on their teaching as a
profession
RESEARCH
HYPOTHESIS
          In an attempt to achieve the states
objectives and to give the study area of a clear focus the following research
hypothesis were formulated.
1            
There is no significant difference between
attitude of secondary schools adolescent students and their choice of teaching
profession in
Akoko South East Local Government?
2            
There is no significant difference between
the availability of instructional materials provided and effectiveness of
teacher in their teaching profession
3            
There is no significant difference between
teacher’s experience and their ability to teach adolescent student.
SIGNIFICANT
OF THE STUDY
          The
significance of this study is that it will show the effectiveness of the
attitude of secondary schools Adolescent student towards teaching profession in
Akoko
South East
Local Government Area of Ondo State.
          It
will equal enable us to determined the imparts of teaching aids on the
performances of the students.
It will also helps the
students to know the significance of the instructional materials used in
teaching which will make teaching profession attract the Adolescent.
Therefore the study would be
of immense benefit to the government, teachers, and professional organization.
DELIMITATION
OF THE STUDY
          The
study was delimited to Senior Secondary School Two SS II students in Adolescent
toward teaching profession in
Akoko South East
Local Government Area of Ondo State.
DEFINITION
OF TERMS
The following terms have been operationally
defined for the study
        
S.S.C.E.:
This is government approved senior secondary certificate examination
        
Teaching:
According to Ayejuyo (2001)” is the act of imparting knowledge by an experience
to an in experienced and less matured individual
        
Adolescent:
Adolescence has been defined variously by experts in different fields, the word
come from the Latin verb Adolesre, which mean, “to grow up”  “to grow into maturity” Adolescence is
therefore referred to as the transition period between childhood and adulthood.
        
Attitude: An
attitude is a position of the body proper to or implying an action or mental
state. Also an attitude is a predisposition or a tendency to respond positively
or negatively towards a certain idea, or object.
        
Profession: A
profession is something a little more than a job it is a career for someone
that wants to be part of society, who becomes competent in their chosen sector
through training; maintain their skills through continuing professional
development (CPO) and commits to behaving ethically to protect the interest of
the public.

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