AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KWARE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA.
The study examined the availability and utilization of instructional materials for teaching Social Studies in primary schools in Sokoto South. The study employed a descriptive survey design. Therefore three objectives, three research questions were generated for the study. The population of the study was made up of all the Social Studies teachers in 80 public primary schools in Kware, all the population will be taken as the sample, therefore 80 respondents were taken from 80 public primary schools, through purposive random sampling technique while questionnaire and checklist were used in collecting data after validation by an expert in the area of study. Data were analyzed using frequency count and percentages. The findings of the study revealed among others that, available instructional materials for teaching Social Studies in Primary Schools in Kware Local Government Area are pictures, charts, and chalkboard, while audio and audiovisual materials were found to be absent, in schools where these materials are available, they were not sufficient for teaching Social Studies. Problems associated with the utilization of instructional materials in teaching Social Studies in Primary schools include non-availability, non-adequacy, lack of accessibility and lack of cooperation by the headteachers. The study recommended that Government, Schools, PTA, NGOs, and other stakeholders provide adequate and relevant instructional materials to facilitate the teaching and learning of Social Studies.
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