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9 Strategies for Closing the Gender Gap in Science & Technology (S&T) Classrooms in Nigeria Secondary Schools: Teachers ’ Perception of

By Mcser Publishing Rome-italy, Gender Mainstreaming, Eze Gloria Ngozi, Nnennaya Kalu-uche and Michael Okpara


The study invested teachers ’ perception of gender mainstreaming as a strategy for closing the gender gap in S&T classrooms. The study was carried out in Enugu education zone of Enugu State. The population of the study comprised a total of 397 teachers teaching Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic Science and Basic Technology in the zone. A sample of 150 teachers was drawn from all the co-educational secondary schools in the zone using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire developed by the researchers. It was face the content validated by two experts in S&T education and one expert in measurement and evaluation. The reliability coefficient was determined to 0.81 using cronbach alpha coefficient three research questions which guided the study were answered using means, standard deviation and variance. The findings of the study revealed that; gender-related unethical ideologies and practices exist in S&T classrooms; even though teachers are aware that gender gap in S&T can be narrowed down by mainstreaming gender in S&T classrooms, teachers do not presentation of lessons

Topics: Gender, Gender Gap, Science, Technology, Gender Mainstreaming
Year: 2013
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