AN ANALYSIS OF DESIRABLE TEACHERS ATTRIBUTES AS PERCEIVED BY PRINCIPALS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DELTA STATE
Author: Moemeka, Rose Obiageli
This study was conducted to analyses desirable teachers attributes as perceived by principals in public secondary schools in Delta State. Seven research questions were raised and four hypotheses were formulated. The research design adopted for this study was the survey research design. The population of the study was made up of 372 public secondary school principals in Delta State. Out of this population, a sample of 185 was selected using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection for the study was a self-designed questionnaire titled “Desirable Teachers Attribute Questionnaire” (DTAQ). The study employed percentage and mean scores to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significant. Findings revealed that profile of desirable teachers attributes as perceived by principals of public secondary schools in Delta State include; positive attitude to work, patience, punctuality, knowledge of the subject matter, inspiration of student, innovative teaching methods, great commitment/hard work, high enthusiasm for teaching, challenges students to think, humility, transparency, high situation cognition. It was also revealed that level of desirable attribute among public secondary school teachers in Delta State is high on strong subject competence, patience, exemplary and genuine interest in the welfare of students, professionalism, interpersonal and facilitation skills, planning and evaluation of lessons and monitoring of learning consistency and ability to bring positive change in students. The researcher recommended that teachers should intellectually be dispose towards discharging their assigned duties in other to make positive input in students’ performance. Teachers should make punctuality to their duty post a priority, because it creates in the student a sense of discipline.
Supervisor: Prof.(Mrs) E J. Egwunyenga