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- ItemOpen AccessSustainable technology education and youth empowerment for global workplace(High Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET), 2013) Odo, M.I; S. O. ADENLEThe Nigerian youths call effectively take their position in the global uiorhplace only if they are adequately prepared in practical skills, attitude and knowledge. Technology education has been vested with the responsibility of training the youth in various practical skills for empowerment. Three research questions were raised for the study and a survey design was adopted. 'The population for the study was 100 lecturers from all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State offering technology education courses. A structured questionnaire divided into three sections 'A!C' was used as the instrument for data collection. Section 'A' has 11 items and seeks information 011 factors that can enhance the sustainability of technology education while section 'B' has seven items on the method adopted in training youths in practical skill acquisition. Section 'C' has ten items 011 challenges to the sustainability of technology education. The responses to the questionnaire items were designed on four point response mode. The data collected was organized and analyzed using mean. The finding of the study revealed that technology education can be sustained by regular monitoring and evaluation of the programme, equipped workshops with modem technologies and quarterly report to the mother ministry. Private sector to corroborate with government to fund technology education, researches and to sponsor staff to conferences, workshops and seminars. It was recommended that regular monitoring and evaluation of technology education programme be carried out, technology education departments or institutions be attached to industries, and facilities in technology education to be adequately maintained.
- ItemOpen AccessAchieving professionalism in adult and technical teacher education through managing change in pedagogy(A publication of Department of the Adult Learning and Continuing Education, Ekiti State Uuniversity, 2017) Odo, M.I; Ememe, P.IThe study is on achieving professionalism in adult and technical teacher education through managing change in pedagogy. Three research questions were raised for the study while the design adopted for the was survey. The population for the study included all the lecturers in Adult and Technology education, University of Lagos, Akoka and Lagos State University, Ojo. A total of 23 items structured questionnaire was used as the Instrument for data colieaion. The mean and standard deviation were the statistical tools used in analysing the data collected from the respondents. The findings of the study revealed that qualities of the teacher that qualify him as a professional include: Professional Attitude, Professional Ethics, Professional Development/Service, Professional Human Relations, and Professional Knowledge and Execution of Duties. Challenges to teacher professionalism include: Poor teaching and learning environment, Lack of mentoring the young teachers, difficulty in disengaging the unqualified, the quacks and the charlatansfrom teaching, and Politicizingeducation by government. Also the teachers' years of experience have positive effect on the teaching pedagogy
- ItemOpen AccessAdministrative Challenges Facing the Management of Technical and Vocational Schools in South East of Nigeria(Department of Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, 2012) Odo, M.IThe purpose of this study was to investigate the administrative challenges facing the management of technical and vocational schools in South East Region of Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted for .the study. The population for the study was 157, consisting of 15 directors and three directors, both at the five states of South East and Federal Zonal Ministry of Education, (South East) respectively. Five unit heads of the five States Secondary Schools (Technical) Management Board, 15 Principals and 119 Heads of Departments in Technical Colleges in the five States of South East. A 30-item structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The study showed that indiscipline among both staff and students, poor staff/principal relationship, workshop management, recruitment of qualified technical teachers, record keeping and availability of fund are factors that challenge technical and vocational administrators. It was recommended that principals should establish good rapport with their teachers and students to help promote discipline in the school, commercialize their workshops to generate money. Government should release enough money on time to schools. Staff should compulsorily sign the school's time book and also keep records of events.
- ItemOpen AccessAssessment of the roles of colleges of education (technical) in training electrical/electronic students to teach in technical colleges in Lagos State(Department of Vocational Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 2015) Odo, M.ITechnical education has been an instrument by which societies develop their economy through training their technical teachers who prepare the youths in various practical skills. The study is on assessing the roles of colleges of education (technical) in training electrical/electronic students to teach in technical colleges in Lagos state, Nigeria. Three research questions were raised for the study and a survey design was adopted. A structured questionnaire containing 23 items was used for the data collection. The data collected were analyzed usJ~!8 mean. The findings of the study revealed that on-the-job training, use of resource persons, work-study were good training methods. Training materials and equipment are not adequate and the available ones are not used regularly for teaching. It was recommended that lecturers update their pedagogical knowledge through workshops, seminars and conferences.
- ItemOpen AccessEvaluation of Practical Skills Possessed by ~oodwork Graduates of Technical Colleges in Niger State, Nigeria(University of Western Macedonia, Greece, 2013) Odo, M.I; Okwori, R.O; Adamu, M.MThe study identified practical skills passessed by woodwork graduates of Niger state technical calleges in using waadwarking machines, hand tools and consurnables. Three research questians were answered and two. hypatheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. A survey research design was adapted far the study. A structured questiannaire was used to gather data from ane hundred and two respandents. Simple random sampling was applied to identify the study sample. Mean rating was used to. answer research questians, t- test statistics was used to. test the hypatheses. Cronbach Alpa Formula was used to. determine reliability caefficient af the instrument. The reliability caefficient of the instrument was faund to. 0.81. The findings of the study shawed that Waadwark graduates of technical eo lieges in Niger State used all the waadwarking machines listed except band saw machine, tenaning machine, martiser and thicknesser. They used all the hand tools such as hammer, • screw driver, hand plane, electric jig saw, scraper, pincer, plier, try square and spanner. It was recammended that State Gavernment shauld provide madern machines for imp raving practical skills of waadwark students and Waadwork teachers should teach students haw to apply farmica an wood surfaces