Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2636-5995
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/IJET
Start Year: 2016

Practices required by practicing teachers of Agricultural Education in soil pH management for effective teaching of students in junior secondary schools in North-Central Nigeria   |   Article Number: FF0591511   |   Vol.1 (3) - August 2017

Received Date: 22 June 2017   |   Accepted Date: 05 July 2017  |   Published Date: 30 August 2017

Authors:  M. N. Omeje and V. C. Asogwa*

Keywords: Agricultural education, liming, practices, practicing teachers, soil pH, teaching practice.

This study focussed on practices required by practicing teachers of agricultural education for effective teaching of soil pH management to students in junior secondary schools in North-Central Nigeria. Three objectives were developed to guide the study and questionnaire survey research design was used. The study was carried out in North-Central Nigeria. The population of the study was Fifty-five (55). Soil pH Practices Questionnaire (SPPQ) was used for data collection. The SPPQ was face validated by Three (3) experts. Cronbach Alpha coefficient of 0.89 was obtained as the internal consistency of the SPPQ items. The data collected was analysed using mean and t-test statistics. It was found, among others, that the practicing teachers of agricultural education from Colleges of Education required Twelve (12) practices in determination of soil pH. Recommendation was that lecturers of Agricultural Education in Colleges of Education should utilize the identified practices in soil pH to train students in Colleges of Education.

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