Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Teachers’ perception on the improvement needs of supervisors in clinical classroom supervision for the sustainability of the universal basic education programme in Ebonyi state junior secondary Schools
Author(s): Peter o Nwafukwa, Uzoma Aja-Okorie
Abstract: The study is on investigation of teacher’s perception on the improvement needs of supervision on clinical classroom supervision for the sustainability of the Universal Basic Education programme in Ebonyi state junior secondary schools. Descriptive research design was adopted by the researcher. The population comprised all the 2,221 teachers in Ebonyi state junior secondary schools. Disproportionate stratified simple random sampling techniques were used to select 1,050 teachers that formed the sample size for the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire developed by the research and is tagged “Teachers, Perception on Improvement Needs of Supervisors on Clinical Supervision (TPINSCS). The instrument was validated by three experts, two from Educational Foundations and one from Educational Measurement and Evaluation, all from Faculty of Education, Ebonyi state university, Abakaliki. The reliability co-efficient of 0.85 was calculated using Person Product Moment formula. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviations. The acceptance point for each research question was 2.50 and above, otherwise it is rejected. Findings were that supervisors need to improve upon their method of clinical classroom supervision and pre-observation conference. It was recommended among other things that government should organize seminar and workshops on regular basis for supervisors.