Training and Development Needs of Early Childhood Educators for Effective Instructional Delivery in Awka-South Local Government Area, Anambra State Nigeria
Keywords:training need, development need, childhood educators, instructional delivery, inexperienced educator, experienced educator
This study investigated the training and development needs of early childhood educators for effective instructional delivery in Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. Two hypotheses and three research questions guided the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire titled Training and Development Needs Scale (TDNS) was administered to 130 early childhood educators. The acquired data were examined at a significance level of 0.05 using the independent t-test statistic, mean, and standard deviation. Results indicated that early childhood educators needed training in managing the classroom and school to deliver education effectively. The study also showed that early childhood educators require support for practical workshops on contemporary pedagogies to provide teaching effectively. Consequently, education and training allow educators to give kids a top-notch education. As a result, it can be said that training and development empower educators to give kids a top-notch education. It was suggested that the government hold educator training programs regularly, among other things. Such programs must deal with the subject matter, the utilization of teaching aids, the planning, and delivery of lessons, classroom management, and student evaluation.
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