n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Early childcare education in Awka Urban Town, Anambra State : the Nigerian experience

Volume 3, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Education is a facilitating factor in the development of early society and the foundation laid by the teacher in the formal and informal setting (human and media) contributes to what a child turns out to be academically. The study investigated the contribution to early childcare education by female teachers. The area of study was Awka Urban Town of Anambra State. 420 female teachers in both public and private Nursery schools constituted the population of the study. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 200 female teachers who formed the sample for the study. The research design was descriptive survey. Six research questions guided the study. Simple percentage scores were used to answer the research questions. Findings revealed that female teachers are important educators of their young children. They help in the provision of affection and security; character training and development, they also help in teaching of basic attitudes, culture and other social expectations, the/also have impact on the health care of the children. Based on the findings, it is recommended among others that female teachers should be acknowledged both at home and school. Female teachers should be advised to carry out their duties of childcare diligently. Male parents and male teachers should cooperate with women (mothers and female teachers) in the upbringing of their children. Early childcare education should be given priority attention because it constitutes the bedrock of education.

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