A Comparative Study of Language Instructional Delivery System between Nursery Schools in Rural and Urban Areas in Osun State

Odejobi, Cecilia Omobola


The study compared the language instructional delivery system between the nursery schools in rural and urban areasin Osun state. The population consisted of all the nursery school teachers in Osun state. Proportionate randomsampling was used to prune down the population. In all 130 nursery school teachers, 68 in urban areas and 62 in ruralareas served as respondents of the study selected from 30 nursery schools located in rural and urban areas. Aresearcher made instrument named Teachers’ Questionnaire (TQ) was designed for data collection. Thequestionnaire was validated before use and the reliability coefficient yielded 0.85 which is significant at 0.05 level ofsignificance. Data were analysed statistically using t-test analysis and percentages. Findings showed that there wasno significant difference between the methods adopted for implementing language curriculum in nursery schoolslocated in both rural and urban areas. A significant difference existed between the human resources available innursery schools located in both rural and urban areas. It was also found out that there was no curriculum for Yorùbálanguage in most of the nursery schools visited. The study concluded with recommendations for both proprietors ofnursery schools in rural and urban areas to improve on their present standard in terms of teaching personnel,instructional resources and teaching/learning process, nursery school teachers and the three-tiers of government.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v4n5p31

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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