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AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES: A GREAT INFLUENCE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
It is highly important for the youth to be civic conscious to be able to shoulder leadership responsibilities effectively. This could be achieved if the needed knowledge is imparted by highly motivated teachers who will in turn inspire the learners. To be certain about the motivation level of the subject teachers, this study was conducted to examine and evaluate teachers’ attitudes towards teaching and learning of social studies in secondary schools. Descriptive research approach was used with simple sampling method. The population of the study consisted of 100 randomly selected junior secondary school teachers and students. Questionnaires were administered to collect data and simple percentage was used in analyzing it. It is evident that teachers had negative attitudes towards teaching social studies in secondary schools. Therefore, stakeholders in education should see to motivating the subject teachers to teach the subject effectively and efficiently to arouse civic consciousness in the youth who will be our future leaders.
Keywords: Teachers’ attitudes, students, teaching and learning social studies, secondary schools