Effects of School-Based Teacher Development Programme on Primary School Teachers' Competence in Ningi, Bauchi State
Keywords:Teacher, Development, School-based, Competence
The study addressed teachers' competence operationally at primary school level in Ningi, Bauchi state. The objective of the study was to determine the effects of SbTDP on primary school teachers' instructional competence. A post-test only experimental design was used in the study. The population consisted of 161 participants out of which 40 qualified teachers from six primary schools who are currently teaching at Ningi Township were sampled. 20 teachers were randomly assigned to the experimental, and 20 other teachers to the control group. Two instruments were used for data collection that was subjected to reliability test to assess the teachers' levels of competencies and applications. Instrument one, was an observation rating scale: four-point rating scale; Superior (4), Above Average (3), Average (2) and Below Average (1) (PSTORS) which was used to assess the teachers' practical classroom teaching, and instrument two; a multiple choice test (QTKTMLCMA) that assessed teachers' knowledge of teaching methods, knowledge of learner characteristics and modes of assessment technique. The t-test independent sample was used to test the hypotheses. The results showed that the treatment (SbTDP) was effective in improving teachers' competence of their knowledge of teaching methods, knowledge of learner characteristics and modes of assessment technique. The performance of the experimental group was justified to be higher than the control group. It was recommended that SbTDP was a cost effective strategy that can be used to augment learning outcome in primary schools and beyond.