Availability of Innovative Instructional Media for Social Studies Implementation in Enugu State

C. Ugo Anthonia, U. Nweke Francisca


The study investigated the availability of innovative instructional media for social studies implementation in Enugu State. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population for the study consisted of 339 social studies teachers from the six education zones in Enugu State. There was no sample because of the manageable size of the population. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Instrument was face validated and reliability was obtained using Cronbach alpha. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation for the research questions and t – test statistics for the hypotheses. Findings from the study revealed that teachers in urban and rural schools were provided with instructional media for the implementation of social studies curriculum to a very low extent. Teachers in urban secondary schools employed innovative instructional methods to a great extent while those in rural schools employed innovative teaching methods in the implementation of social studies curriculum to a low extent. The study recommended that efforts should be made by school administrators to expose teachers to workshops on innovative methods of teaching and the use of instructional media. Principals of schools should monitor the teaching of social studies, with a bid to ensure use of provided instructional media and innovative instructional strategies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v5n1p25


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