INFLUENCE OF BIO-DATA DIFFERENTIALS ON TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION OF THE STRATEGIES REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVELY TEACHING AND IMPROVING RAPID READING SKILLS IN JSS LEVEL
ANTHONIA N. MADUEKWE,
DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUMSTUDIES
FACULTY 0F EDUCA TION
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
This study was specifically designed to establish the influence of bio—data differentials on teachers’ perception of the strategies required for effectively teaching and improving Rapid Reading Skills at the Junior Secondary School Level. To this end. questionnaires were administered on (150) English Language teachers drawn from (15) Local Government Areas of Lagos State, Percentages and Chi—Square were used in the analyses of data. Findings of the study indicated that there was no significant relationship between bio-data differentials and knowledge of rapid reading skills strategies. However. female teachers (46.53%) were more positively disposed to the strategies than the male teachers (94%). Recommendations were proffered towards updating teachers’ professional skills at workshops and conferences both locally and abroad.