Assessment of Parental and Community Involvement in Secondary Education Curriculum Delivery: A Panacea for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

 Assessment of Parental and Community Involvement in Secondary Education Curriculum Delivery: A Panacea for Sustainable Development

in Nigeria

 

1Dr. (Mrs) Hanna Onyi YUSUF Ph.D,

2ALASOLUYI, Oluwaseyi Emmanuel

&

3Dr Bawa Mairiga Ribah

1&2 Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum

Faculty of Education Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

                                                    3Department of Science & Social Science Education,

                                                         Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria

 

Abstract

This study assessed parental and community involvement in secondary education curriculum delivery as a panacea for sustainable development in Nigeria. The study was aimed at assessing the following objectives: to assess the extent of parental involvement in secondary education curriculum delivery for sustainable development in Nigeria; and to ascertain the extent of community involvement in secondary education curriculum delivery for sustainable development in Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The target population of this study comprised 357 principals and 7,997 teachers in senior secondary schools in Kaduna State. A sample size of 36 principals, 400 teachers and 36 PTA members, totalling 472 respondents was used in the study. This sample size was arrived at using cluster sampling technique. A “close ended” questionnaire taggedParent-Community Involvement Questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire was pilot tested and a reliability index of 0.78 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha Technique. The data collected wee analysed using frequency counts, mean and standard deviation at descriptive level, while Chi-square (c2) for contingency table and Kruskal-Wallis was used to test the formulated hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that there is a significant difference in the opinions of parents with regards to the extent of their involvement in secondary education curriculum delivery for sustainable development in Nigeria. Also, a statistically significant difference exists in the opinions of respondents with regards to the extent of community involvement in secondary education curriculum delivery for sustainable development in Nigeria. Recommendations were made among others that the school head should sensitise parents on the need to recognize their rights and opportunities to be involve in school curriculum delivery. Likewise, Schools should offer training for parents and community stakeholders on effective communications and partnering skills.

Keywords: Parent and Community Involvement, Curriculum delivery, Sustainable Development

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