Motivating parents to encourage their children develop interest in Science and Technology
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Interest is defined as the most important factor of socio- psychological motivation of human's activities. parents are seen not merely as illiterate but as integral parts of governmental bodies who shape and implement policy on Science and Technology. To the schools offering Science and Technology subjects/courses, the parent's roles may be as problem, as police,as para-professional aide, and as pre-school educator. Adult Education strategies of motivating parents to play their roles effectively in encouraging their children develop interest in Science and Technology are discussed. These include involving parents in schools' Science and Technology programmes, acceptance of pre-school role, concern for children out of school hours, reflecting the community in the school's Science and Technology, reflecting school's Science and Technology in the community and, finally, acceptance of an Adult Education role in identifying and meeting the challenges of Science, Technology and Teacher Education in Nigeria beyond the year 2000.
Motivation , Science and Technology
Popoola,T.O. (1997) Motivating parents to encourage their children develop interest in Science and Technology. Being a Paper delivered at the Conference:The Challenge of Science, Technology and Teacher Education, University of Lagos by Science Teachers' Association,Lagos.