Social Studies Specialists’ Teachers’ Knowledge Acquisition on Environmental Education in Junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria
This study investigated the knowledge acquisition of Social Studies teachers (specialists) teach on Environmental Education in junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State. The population comprised all Social Studies teachers in junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State. A sample of one hundred and twenty-five Social Studies teachers who were randomly selected responded to items in an instrument designed to obtain their views on the subject matter. The instrument was structured and consisted of twenty (20) items which resolved on Social Studies teachers’ knowledge and attitude to environmental education. The research questions raised were analysed using simple percentages, the t-test statistic was used to test the null hypotheses tested at P=0.05 level of significance. The result indicated that Social Studies teacher specialists disposed positive attitude towards the teaching of Environmental Education unlike the non-specialist Social Studies teachers. The reason had been that the Social Studies specialists are vast in the knowledge of the subject matter. It was concluded by recommending that the school authorities should entrust the teaching of all social studies concepts such as Environmental Education to the hands of only Social Studies specialist teachers.
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