This research was designed to examine the girl’s attitude towards
science subject in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The research
instrument used was the questionnaire was used for the study. Problems were
raised and results was obtained from the study were used to answer the research
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background to the study
Statement of problem
Purpose of the study
Limitation of the study
Scope of the study
Research of terms
Summary, conclusion and
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The art of knowing as human is more or less synonymous with research and
constitute an integral part of a modern way of life in which research is the
daily task by specialized individuals alone or group usually in laboratories.
Bearing this mind the study will take a artificial look at the girl child’s
attitude towards the study of science in Egor Local Government Area of Edo
It is generally recognized that the level of socio economic development of the
scientific technological advancement in the country. Similarly, the level of
general well being and security endorsed by the population id the result of the
creative scientific and technological inventions or activities going on among
Fafunwa (1968) a great educationist who contributed a lot to the field of
science education made an important statement “in world today science and
technology have become a predominant cultural factor and any nation that is not
alive to it is diseased on dying”. In other words, advancing technologically
and economically could be achieved through the teaching of science I our
Scientific knowledge is continually be defined through research based
scientific methods, which entails national theory, science is that aspect of
knowledge that comes to play a vital role in our daily activities or in
directly finds explanation in the field of science. Almost every area of study
needs that knowledge of science, doctors, engineers, farmer’s tailors,
carpenters, house wives, technologist and so on find science inevitable.
Fafunwa (1969) speaking on the premature specialization in science education as
a device to developing nations his this to sat on the in table nature of
science in optional development. But, it is almost impossible today to live a
full and satisfactory life with little or no knowledge of science, we of the
under develop resource to solve our economic problems we need to improve our
diets transport system and develop our mineral and control soil erosion we must
introduce modern scientific farming control cattle disease improve our health
The study of science subject requires abilities fro the technical languages and
analytical processes involved in science. If this is the case, then the
research could consider it very necessary to conclude a thorough investigation
into the various girls child attitude particular and students in general into
scientific operation study of science in secondary school. There are the claims
that boys are more scientifically involved more than girls and some of these
people even says that that whenever attitude they held in fluencies by sex and
sex has a lot to do with their scientific experience behavour etc.
It is however pertinent to say the interest of the researcher was stimulated by
teaching practice exercise in Golden Touch High School in Egor local government
area of Edo State. It was found that one of the commended complaint by a senior
science teachers was the relative lack of interest shown by girls in science
which they taught rightly belong to the area of machine studies.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The studies is aimed at finding out those factors responsible for the girl
child attitude towards the learning and study of science school in Egor Local
Government Area of Edo State and also find out the reason why girls show
negative attitudes to science subjects.
The variables include secondary females’ students’ attitude to science. Major
problems of this study would attempts to answer questions about girls negative
attitude to science and if their perceptions lead to achievement in science.
The following research questions will guide the study,
Is there any relationship between the home background of females and their
attitude to the study of science?
Is there any relationship in the mathematical background of girls and their
attitude towards the study of science?
Are there any relationship between girl’s future professional aspiration and
their attitude to science?
Is there any relationship in their perception female students and their
attitude towards the teaching of science?
The following assumption have been made with regards to the research exercise
Girls have the general impression that science subject are complex, abstract
and highly mathematical and because of this many tend to shy away from science
In some homes, girls are so over winced with house hold activities they tend to
have a less time to study.
Female students have more positive attitude to acts than in the science and
boys are more inclined to be field of science
As members of the society,
students cannot be exempted for being influence the entire society. it is also
assumed that the selection of 6-8 out of lots of secondary school in Egor Local
Government Area of is completed unbiased and the chosen simple is a representative
of all the entire females students in Egor Local Government Area.,
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The relevance of this research is to survey the attitude of secondary school
girls towards the study of science in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State
and also to look into factors affecting girl’s attitude towards science
subject. The study hopes to ioffer suggestion on how to find solution to some
of these problems in the study of science in Edo State and Nigeria in general.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
In trying to achieve desired behaviour or
after solution to any problems, it is considerable importance to find out the
causative factors and then taking honest steps towards wiping out the undesired
behaviour, habit or problems.
Hence, the significance of this study is to know the attitude of girls in
secondary school towards science education this will go a long way in providing
a remedy ensuring that girls face the field of science with every courage,
confidence and determination. The study will be useful to teacher and planners
of science in seeking adequate method of teaching science subject and
formulated of relevant science.
SCOPE OF STUDY
This study has been limited to six secondary schools in Egor Local Government
Area of Edo State, of which there are eight private co-educational schools. The
information recorded will therefore be only responses from female students.
A person who teaches, especially in a school
Opinion or way of thinking, behaviour reflected this.
Girl Child: Female child, daughter
Branch of knowledge involving systematized observation and experiment
Technology: Knowledge or use of the mechanical arts and applied science
Each of the main groups into which living thing are categorized on the basis of
Curriculum: Subjects included in a course of study
A person who is studying of higher or further education
Predominant: To have control over something
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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