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Perceptions of continuing education programmes by in-service teachers from two universities in Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Nzima, D.R.
dc.contributor.advisor Kolawole, I.E.
dc.contributor.author Olaniyi, Francis Oduola
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-06T12:45:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-06T12:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1363
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Education in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education (D.Ed) in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of Zululand, South Africa, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study compared the perceptions of continuing education programmes by in-service teachers from two universities in Africa; University of Zululand, South Africa (UZ), and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria, (AAU). The study covers the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of UZ and AAU on in-service teachers of continuing education programme. The target population and sample for the study were the current teachers of continuing education programmes of these universities. The instrument tagged ‘Questionnaire for Perceptions of Continuing Education Programmes by in-service Teachers’ (QPCEPIT) was designed and used for data collection. The descriptive survey research design of ex-post facto was adopted for the study.150 questionnaires were randomly used for pilot study, carried out at University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, whilst 500 questionnaires each were administered at both UZ and AAU of which 365 and 321 responses were valid and analysed respectively. Five research hypotheses and questions were carefully formulated to ascertain the perceptions of continuing education programmes by in-service teachers in the selected universities. Inferential statistics was used to draw conclusions and test the research hypotheses and questions for the study. The results of the comparative study revealed that the conclusiveness of the learning environment, the nature and quality of student support services provided, the quality and learners’ perception of course modules or materials, accommodation problems and venue of the programme were the major predictors for motivation of in-service teachers of the programme. There were similarities and dissimilarities between the methods of operation of the programmes in the two selected universities. Based on the findings of the study recommendations were made on how the programme will have impact on the in-service teachers and how the universities that are running the programme will be effectively and efficiently manage the programme for the acceleration and advancement of socio-economic growth in South Africa, Nigeria, and the world at large. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Zululand en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Continuing education programmes -- Africa en_US
dc.subject In-service teachers -- Africa en_US
dc.title Perceptions of continuing education programmes by in-service teachers from two universities in Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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