This research study was designed to review and assess the attitude
of teachers to students towards French Education in College of Education
Ekiadolor Benin City. This attempts to find out the various stages in studying
French both in the secondary schools and higher institutions. The data
collected and analyzed revealed that French education has a long way to go in
the life of man in so many ways and has even brought out so many graduates in
French. Based on these findings from the analyzed data, recommendations were
made which the researcher hopes would help in giving our Nigerian children and
public a better means for studying French as a second language.
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Sample of the study
Construction and development of the research instrument
Validity and reliability
Administration of the instrument
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
is as old as the existence of man on earth. The early man learnt to adapt to
his social and physical environment by observation and precautious learning.
Later generations were taught to cope with their environments by the process of
socialization. Over the years, government has evolved national objectives to be
attained through education because education has been acclaimed as the
instrument for the development of a nation. It’s a tool that appears to have
been utilized by developed nations to attain national development. Developing
nations particularly countries in Africa have sought national development by
using education to attain desired objectives in Nigeria, after over four
decades of independence, the degree of illiteracy is still alarming and the
standard of education is failing at an irredeemable rate. It was in view of the
above that the federal government of Nigeria evolved the universal primary
education (UPE) scheme 1976 and the universal basic education (UBE) in 1999
(Jomtien Conference, 1990 and Ehiametalor, 2000). Language is very important in
every human interaction as the medium, of education. This explains the fact
that in Nigeria, to be educated is synonymous with literacy and proficiency in
English language English being the official language. French language is one of
the most unique languages spoken in the world.
It is as a
medium, of communication in most African countries, especially those countries
colonized by France where its spoken as the lingua franca (Tiften, 1969).
French studies are multi disciplinary; however, the level of integration of the
different disciplines and subject varies enormously. A period abroad is also an
integral part of the vast majority of French studies, thus creating room for students
to interrelate and associate with others in French speaking environment.
(HEFEC, 1998). In the course of studying French language a number of problems
emanate which are seen as impediment to effective learning of the concept. The
inefficiency is traced to the fact that French language is not used as a mother
tongue in Nigeria. As a matter of fact the French language is not widely spoken
in Nigeria due to a number of difficulties. Consequently the attempt to achieve
both communication and linguistic competence is not easily achieved (Abecrobe,
Thomas Birch free man and Mr. and Mrs. Williams de Craft introduced western
education to Nigeria in 1942 later on, other missionary bodies came in and
established schools mainly in the southern part of Nigeria. Commenting on the
works of the early missionaries on education, Ejiogu (1986) said apart from the
problem of missionary education one other problem that was pressing in the
teaching and learning of French language was that of the mother tongue
interference. This has been a linguistic problem.
is aimed at:
1.Finding out the problems encountered by students
in the study of French language.
2.The problem French students encounter in
learning the language and how these problems could be addressed.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
1.That there is effective use of the French
language as a medium of communication and instruction in college of education,
it will create more interest and awareness among the students.
2.That French students in college of education
interact frequency in French language, it will improve the skills and
understanding of the subjects.
3.That there are not adequate books for the study
of French language in college of education, more knowledge will be gained and
more students will be interested to study the subjects.
4.That if more teachers, are attracted to the
teaching of French language, it will enhance the interest of the students in
the subject and make them more proficient in the language both in the school
outside the school.
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
significance of the study lies in the fact that adequate teaching and knowledge
of the French language would go a long way in helping to produce students who
are proficient in the language. The use of French language as a medium, of
instruction in the school will enhance the skills of the students by so doing.
The findings of the project will help to guide others school which have similar
problems. The importance of this research work is that, it will provide
necessary ways and means in which the problems could best be tackled and
providing enlightenment campaign to the public on French education and
equipping them with the usefulness of French education in Nigeria.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
purpose of this study, the following terms are defined thus:
Parents: the father and mother of any child.
Attitude: the opinions and feelings that you usually have about
Education: means formal and informal training of an individual to
acquire such knowledge and abilities in such a way that a new character or
mental power is achieved from such feelings.
Literate parents: parents who acquired any formal knowledge and
skills under the guidance of a school.
Illiterate parents: parents who are unable to read and write.
Income: money which are received regularly for ones daily spending
usually payments for one work or interest from investment.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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