World Journal of Agronomy, Food Science & Technology
Vol. 3, No. 1, June 2016
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The study examines the use of instructional materials in aiding the teaching-learning process in Home Economics, in selected junior secondary schools in Ilesa East and West Local Government Areas of Osun State. It was therefore designed to examine the relevance of instructional materials to Home economics as a school subject at 25 Junior Secondary Schools in Ilesha East and West local Government Areas of Osun State .Twenty (20) Structured questionnaire was administered to elicit information from fifty (50) Home Economics teachers in the twenty five secondary schools, including (private and public) that offer Home economics as a school subject. The data collected was subjected to percentage analysis. The results revealed that Home Economics as a subject in secondary schools lacks relevant instructional materials such as related text books, Home economics laboratory and equipment. These have retarded meaningful learning process of the subject in most of the selected secondary schools. There is therefore the need for reinforcement from both private and government with a view to preparing the products of the system for effective productivity. The study makes recommendations on how to improve quality of instructions in Home Economics as a school subject.
KEY WORDS: Instructional Materials, Effective Teaching, Teaching-Learning Process, Still Pictures, Textbooks.
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