GENDER DIFFERENCE IN THE USE ELECTRONICALLY MEDIATED INSTRUCTIONS AMONG CHEMISTRY TEACHERS IN OGIDI EDUCATION ZONE
Keywords:Gender, Electronic Media, Chemistry Teachers
Gender difference over the past decades has continued to attract attention from developed country and underdeveloped countries. This gender difference has thrown man male and female, boys and girls into confusion. There is a great challenge in gender difference that if not properly addressed may leave many female behind in an increasing global world development. This study investigated the gender difference among chemistry teachers in Ogidi Education Zone of Anambra State .The study adopted survey design, the population of the study comprised of 15 Chemistry teachers teaching senior secondary 2, 8 male and 7 female and it was also used as the sample size. The instrument Teachers’ use of electronic media (TUEM) was validated and used for data collection from the respondent. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions while the simple t-test was used to test the hypotheses stated. The findings of the studies reveals that Chemistry teachers do not significantly differ in their use of electronically mediated instructions on the basis of gender. The study concludes that, gender is not a factor in the teachers’ use of electronic media for teaching Chemistry, students can do better in their studies when needed is given to them. The study recommend that the use of electronic media should be encouraged in the secondary schools to enhance the understanding Chemistry by male and female teachers.
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