PEDAGOGICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN TEACHING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOKOTO STATE NIGERIA
The primary aim of this paper is to analyse the pedagogical effectiveness of English Language teachers in teaching Secondary School students in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Descriptive Survey research design was used to get the opinion of the participants and the population of the study consists of 480 participants. Research Advisor (2006) was used to select 217 out of 480 participants using proportionate and simple random sampling technique. Research design instrument titled “Pedagogical Effectiveness of English Language teachers questionnaire (PEEFTQ) to collect data from the participants. Construct and content validity and reliability indexes of 0.83 was obtained from (PEEFTQ) using cronbach alpha. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data and the result of the analysis indicated among others that the application of various teaching methods has significantly improved pedagogical effectiveness of English Language teachers in Secondary Schools. The study concludes that the use of instructional materials has contributed towards improvement of pedagogical effectiveness of English Language teachers. The study recommends that, there is need for government to organise capacity building programs for teachers to facilitate the application of various teaching methods so as to significantly improve pedagogical effectiveness of English Language teachers in Secondary School Students.
Keywords: Analysis, Teacher, Effectiveness, Pedagogy.