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Effects of Mentoring on Attitudes of Low-Performing Secondary School Students’ Towards Biology in South-West, Nigeria
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Volume 3, 2016
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Olu-Ajayi , Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
Funmilayo Elizabeth, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
This study investigated the effect of mentoring on the Attitude of low performing Biology students. The main purpose of this study is to encourage the participation, and gradually change the attitude of low performing students in science classes especially in Biology subject through mentoring approach. The study employed the quasi-experimental design which utilizes non-randomized pre-test, post-test, experimental-control group system. The population of the study was made up of senior secondary school students in South West Nigeria. The sample consisted of 180 Biology students selected from six secondary schools. The sampling techniques used were random sampling, multi stage, and purposive sampling techniques. The instruments used in the study are: Biology Attitude Rating scale (BARS) and Supplemental Instruction Learning Model (SILM). The instruments were validated and reliability was ascertained using test-retest method. Reliability coefficient of 0.72 was obtained. The BARS was administered as both pre-test and post- test, mentoring intervention with SILM was used for treatment. Data collected were analyzed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Multiple Classification Analysis (MCA) Based on the conclusion of the study, recommendations were made. Among which is that mentoring should be used by teachers as an adjunct to normal classroom teaching for improved attitude towards science learning, which can result to improved level of performance.
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