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Title: Problems Militating Against the Effective Teaching of Gravitational Force: A Study of Secondary School Physics Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria
Authors: Aderonmu, Temitope S B
Adolphus, Telima
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Aderonmu TSB & Adolphus T (2012) Problems Militating Against the Effective Teaching of Gravitational Force: A Study of Secondary School Physics Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria, International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2 (7), pp. 1012-1017.
Abstract: This research work seeks to x-ray the problems militating against the teaching of gravitational force as a concept in secondary schools Physics in Cross River State, Nigeria. 38 Physics teachers were used in 28 secondary schools in the area of study. Three research questions were answered using the Physics Teachers Questionnaire on concept of Gravitational Force (PTQCGF) as the instrument for data collection. Data was analyzed using percentage. The results of the study revealed that Physics Teachers qualification, inadequate instructional materials and teachers’ preparation to the teaching of the concept were among the problems impeding the effective teaching of gravitational force. Various ways of enhancing the teaching of the concept were highlighted - Participation in in-service training, seminars and workshops to help in acquainting teachers of modern methods of teaching the concept, integrating practical activities with classroom teaching and incentives to Physics teachers.
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