Role Modelling as a Means of Enhancing Performance of Nigerian Girls in Science,Technology and Mathematics Education

By Augustina Duyilemi.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The study investigated the effect of role modeling on the performance of Nigerian female undergraduates in two Universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The study adopted a pretest, posttest, control Quasi Experimental design. A population of 236 women achievers in SMT careers was compiled into a book form. A sample of 18 women achievers served as role models to many female undergraduates in two Universities. Data were generated from questionnaire, interviews observation and achievement test. The results revealed the effectiveness of role modeling strategy and the need for SMT in Schools. This could help to sustain and retain girls to achieving success in SMT education at all levels of education.

Keywords: Science, Mathematics, Technology, Role Modelling, Women Achievers

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.227-234. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 623.868KB).

Dr. Augustina Duyilemi

Lecturing /Senior Lecturer, Department of Science Technical Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo, Nigeria

Dr. Mrs Duyilemi is a University lectuer whose research activites are in the area of Gender in Science and Technology, out of school Scientific activities, empowering the girl child and women education.She teaches Research and Curriculum studies,methods of teaching Science and intergrated science at Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria. She holds a PhD degree in Science Education from University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria in 1997. she is a member of several professional bodies including GASAT (Gender and Science and Technology)FAWE (Forum for Africa Women Eucationalist), National Association of Professional evaluators among others. She has published several articles in National and Internatinal journals and Conference proceedings with a special focus on gender equity in science, technology and mathematics.

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