ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was carried out to investigate the challenges to implementation of every child curriculum by teachers in Kwara State. The target population for the study was teachers. A 20-item questionnaire constructed by the researcher, validated and tested for reliability was administered to 250 respondents. The sample was chosen through random sampling technique. The data collected was analyzed using chi-square statistical to test the hypotheses formulated at 5% significant level. The result shows that all the challenges identified were faced by the teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum. Also, it was gathered that there is no significance difference on inadequate funding of ECCC based on gender and educational qualification of teachers. Likewise, there is no significance difference on inadequate infrastructure for implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum based on years of experience. Based on these findings, it was recommended that: Schools in Kwara State should be visited by representatives of the Ministry of Education to find out more of the challenges being faced the teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum with the motive of solving them.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page i Certification ii Dedication iii Acknowledgments iv Abstract v Table of Contents vi List of Tables ix
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Introduction 1 Background to the Study 1-10 Statement of the Problem 10 Purpose of the Study 10-11 Research Questions 11 Research Hypotheses 11-12 Significance of the Study 12 Definition of Operational Terms 12
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE Introduction 13 The meaning and scope of curriculum 13-16 History of Curriculum Development and Implementation 16-20 Curriculum Implementation Models 20-25 History of Every Child Counts Curriculum in Kwara State 26-35 Challenges of Curriculum implementation 35-38 Appraisal of Reviewed Literatures 38-39
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Introduction 40 Research Design 40 Population, Sample and Sampling Techniques 40-41 Instrumentation 41 Reliability 41 Procedure used for data collection 41-42 Method of Data Analysis 42
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS, RESULT AND DISCUSSION 43-53
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary of Findings 54-55 Conclusion 55-56 Recommendations 56-57 REFERENCES 58-65 APPENDIX 66-67
LIST OF TABLES Table 4.1 Respondents’ Local Government Areas Table 4.2 Respondents’ Gender Table 4.3 Respondents’ Qualifications Table 4.4 Respondents’ Years of Service Table 4.5 Challenges encountered by Teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum Table 4.6 Significance of Gender on Challenges encountered by Teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum Table 4.7 Significance of qualifications on Challenges encountered by Teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum Table 4.8 Significance of years of service on Challenges encountered by Teachers in the implementation of Every Child Counts Curriculum