ASSESSMENT OF CONTENTS OF RECOMMENDED ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Deborah Oreoluwa Yahya, Abimbola Adesina Bosede

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The study examined the relevance of contents in the recommended Economics textbooks for senior secondary school students in Ogun Sate and examined the adequacy of contents in the recommended Economics textbooks. It also appraised the organization of contents in the recommended Economics textbooks. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population for the study comprised all the 14 Economics textbooks recommended by the Ogun State Ministry of Education for senior secondary school students in Ogun State. Four Economics textbooks among those recommended by the Ogun State Ministry of Education were selected for the study using simple random sampling technique. One research instrument was used for data collection namely; Economics Textbook Assessment Checklist (ETAC). The data were analyzed using frequency count and percentages. The result showed that the percentage relevance of the textbooks contents ranged from 42% to 66% (i.e 42%, 56%, 66% and 66%). The result also showed that the percentage adequacy of the textbooks contents ranged from 30% to 64% (i.e 30%, 62%, 62% and 64%). The study further revealed that the percentage organization of the textbooks contents ranged from 26% to 56% (i.e 26%, 43%, 56% and 56%). The study therefore concluded that the content relevance, adequacy and organization of the recommended Economics textbooks for senior secondary school students in Ogun State textbooks were not very high since none of the textbooks fell within the range of 81% to !00% in terms of what exists in the Economics curriculum.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.2236

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