A STUDY OF THE ATTITUDE OF TEACHERS TOWARDS THE TEACHING OF SEX EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN NDOKWA-WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE
The research work is essentially concerned with the investigation of the attitude of teacher towards the teaching of sex education in primary schools in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. this make the work clear and meaningful it was classified into five chapters. Chjapter one was a brief background of the teaching of sex education in secondary schools. The rapid population in the society has reached an alarming proportion that the attention of government and parents have been to it in Ndokwa to check the ugly trend. Chapter two was to review scholars views on sex education, the major areas, looked at include the meaning of sex education, the role of parents in sex education. The place of sex education in schools curriculum and problem of sex education in schools. In chapter three, the method of data analysis was x-rayed which involved the use of questionnaires designed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor. The forth chapter was concerned with data analysis and discussion of results. This form the basis of the findings in the research work. Finally, the chapter five was concerned with summary, and conclusion of the work with relevant suggestion made to ameliorate the the problems of teaching sex education in secondary school.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background to the study
Statement of problem
Significance of the study
Scope and limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Definition of sex education
The role of parents in sex education
The place of sex education in school curriculum
The need for sex education
Problem of sex education
The need for positive attitude and use of contractive
Name of school of study
Validity and reliability of instrument
Administration of instrument
Procedure for data analysis
Data analysis and discussion of finding
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Of all the problem facing the human race in the world today, that of rapid population growth is a major one. All over the world, medical science have succeeded in reducing the death of infants and children especially in advanced countries such as United States of America (USA), Britain, France, etc also in Nigeria there is increase in population especially in the present situation where polygamy is the order of the day in many homes.
This rapid population increase makes it impossible for the government to provide essential social services like housing, transport, sanitation, social security and improved quality of health and educational systems. Majority of the criminals and large percentage of juvenile delinquents in the society today came from families which are usually too large for parents to control. In most developing countries like India and Nigeria, the problem of over population is very acute and this problem retards the growth of the economy of these nations it therefore, becomes necessary for every parent or married couples to limit the size of his or her children, that the number of children brought into the world would be a blessing rather than curse to civilization, especially in a society where parenthood has been thrown to the wind.
Offspring being a sense of states to both parents and a sense of adequacy as a person. Many of our cultural values and concepts emphasize the importance of child bearing for instance, parenthood proves ones family or masculinity. In the light of this rapid population growth and its attendant problems are expressed above, the need for sex education cannot be over emphasized. Many countries that have over population problems are now trying to check this trend and Nigeria is not an exception. Hence it is necessary to establish a basic for the introduction of sex education techniques to the people; sex education will certainly minimize this type of social problems.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The problem of population explosion in very many countries of the world and Nigeria in particular is very alarming. Nigeria today is faced with a lot of problems resulting from over population such as increase in crime rate unemployment, abortion, spread of disease etc. this study is therefore undertaken to provide an insight into the perception of teachers towards the teaching of sex education in some selected secondary schools in Ndokwu Local Government Area.
Specifically, the study will provide answer to the following questions;
1. What are the sources of information on sex education that presently open to the teachers in the secondary schools?
2. Is sex education taught in schools?
3. Are they available textbooks for teaching sex education in schools?
4. Is the study of sex education important in school?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to investigate the attitude of secondary school teacher towards the teaching of sex education among secondary school students in Ndokwu West Local Government Area of Delta State.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This will enable parents to gain more knowledge about sex education. This study would specially motivate the ministry of education to provide stimulating atmosphere as well as necessary textbooks for effective teaching and learning of sex education.
This study will enable teachers to know their role in teaching of sex education. Finally, this study will serve as a starting point for other related topics among primary school children.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
In this study, the following terms will be used as defined.
Attitude: Behaviour of a person way of thinking or feeling.
Abortion: This is a way by which a normal pregnancy is forced to terminate by either using drugs or an instrument.
Contraceptive: A device or drug use to prevent conception.
Sex Education: Is the education which helps individual develop this fullest creative potential as a sexual human being at all stage of life.
Sterilization: An operation performed on a man or woman to prevent him or her for producing an offspring.
Secondary School: An institution of education adult.
Pregnancy: The physical state of a woman carrying on embryo or baby. It is the growth period during which this occurs.
Venereal Disease: General term for those diseases which result for sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Virgin: A man or woman who has not had any sexual intercourse.
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