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Authors: Hassan, S., Usman, M.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 25/June/2020


Abstract The study assessed the competency training needs of carpentry and joinery trade teachers for improvisation of instructional materials in Technical Colleges in Bauchi State. Three research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 29 carpentry and joinery teachers from the eight Government Technical Colleges in Bauchi State The entire population was used and therefore no sampling was carried out since the population was of manageable size. The instrument used to collect data for study was a structured questionnaire titled: Competency Training Needs of Carpentry and Joinery Trade Teachers Questionnaire (CTNCJTTQ) developed by the researchers; the instrument was validated by three experts in the Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. The reliability of the instrument was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha method and the reliability coefficient of 0.82 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data collected using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) version 23.0. The findings showed that competencies in consideration of students’ level, objectives intended to achieve at the end of the lesson, materials available, and preparation of workings drawing and proto-type, selection of relevant materials, relevant tools and equipment, considering the durability of the selected materials, observing safety precautions and ability to replicate the real objects/materials, consideration of what to be taught and the background knowledge of the learners., selection of suitable teaching method, clarify in illustrations and simplification of concept are needed in training of carpentry and joinery trade teachers for improvisation of instructional materials. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that the Bauchi State government should organize workshops and seminars for carpentry and joinery trade teachers on improvisation of instructional materials, the identified competencies should be used during the training of carpentry and joinery trade teachers on improvisation of instructional materials, school authorities, parents and community should assist in the training and procurement of locally available materials to support the teachers in improvisation of instructional materials. Keywords: Carpentry and Joinery Trade, Improvisation of Instructional Materials, Competency Training Needs.


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