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Arigbabu, Abayomi A.; Oludipe, Daniel I. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess differences between Nigerian junior and senior preservice teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs. Data in this study were collected from a total number of 221 preservice teachers enrolled in junior and senior secondary science teacher education programs in Nigeria using Science Teaching Efficacy Belief…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Gender Differences
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Aladejana, Francisca; Aderibigbe, Oluyemisi – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2007
The study determined how students assess the various components of their science laboratory environment. It also identified how the laboratory environment affects students' learning outcomes. The modified ex-post facto design was used. A sample of 328 randomly selected students was taken from a population of all Senior Secondary School chemistry…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Centers, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Ogunjuyigbe, Peter O.; Ojofeitimi, Ebenezer O.; Akinlo, Ambrose – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2006
The paper brings to focus people's perception about female involvement in science, mathematics and technology (SMT). Data for the study were obtained from a survey conducted in March, 2005 in two Local Government Areas of Osun state, Southwest Nigeria. The paper reveals that: (i) about 57% of household heads, 45.6% of mothers and 57.6% of the…
Descriptors: Females, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Sciences
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Adesoji, Francis Adewumi; Raimi, Sikiru Morakinyo – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
The study examined the effect of supplementing laboratory instruction with problem solving strategy and or practical skills teaching on students' attitude toward chemistry. A total of 286 senior secondary class II students (145 males and 141 females) drawn from four local government areas in Oyo township in Oyo state, Nigeria, took part in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Ahiakwo, M. J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1996
Examines the perception and knowledge of 205 adults regarding issues related to science and technology. Results indicate that some adults are not well informed about science and technology, major differences exist among respondents on the basis of gender, and there exists a lack of knowledge about certain aspects of elementary science. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Public Opinion, Sciences