Teacher’s Motivation Techniques as Determinants of Students’ Academic Performance in English Language in Selected Government Secondary Schools in Oyo State
International Journal of Secondary Education
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 36-46
Received: Jan. 20, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 2, 2020; Published: May 28, 2020
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Dairo Comfort Olufunmilayo, Department of Language Education, College of Education and Social Sciences, Legacy University, Banjul, The Gambia
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Motivation is a critical component in the teaching/learning process. Existing studies have examined teacher-related variables in several fields of learning but with little attention paid to teacher’s motivation technique in English language teaching/learning processes of senior secondary students in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Therefore, this study examined teacher’s motivation techniques as determinants of students’ performance in English Language in selected Government Secondary Schools in Ona-Ara Local Government. The sample comprised 12 English language teachers and 100 students in senior secondary school two. The research design was survey and the instruments were self-designed questionnaires and teachers’ test. Percentage and frequency counts were used for the data analysis. The results revealed that teachers are aware of teacher’s motivation student’s academic performance. Also, most of the teachers provided motivational materials when affordable; so there was no adequate provision of the materials. The result also showed that teachers perceived motivation to be most effective technique for teaching and learning in English language classroom. Recommendations were made that the state and federal governments should organize in-service courses and workshops to improve teachers’ motivation techniques to assist their students for English language teachers. There is need to restructure school’s timetable to include periods of independent learning.
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Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Performance, Teaching, Learning
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Dairo Comfort Olufunmilayo, Teacher’s Motivation Techniques as Determinants of Students’ Academic Performance in English Language in Selected Government Secondary Schools in Oyo State, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 36-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20200802.13
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