IMPACT OF TEXT AND REALIA ON ACHIEVEMENT OF BASIC TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS IN WOODWORK IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Achievement, Basic Technology, Realia Texts , Utilization
The study investigated the impact of utilization of texts and realia on achievements of Basic Technology students in woodwork in technical colleges in Taraba State, Nigeria. Three research questions and four hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 level of significance; the study adopted the quasi-experimental design. The population of the study comprised of 236 students. A sample of 82 students from two technical colleges participated in the study. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze data for answering the research questions. The student’s t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that texts and realia instructional strategy was effective in improving the achievements of students to the extent that the experimental group performed significantly better than the control group. Also the results from the hypotheses testing showed that there was no significant difference in the achievements of male and female students on the one hand and the rural and urban school students on the other hand. Recommendations were made to the benefitting stakeholders such as students, teachers and schools on the use of texts and realia in teaching Basic Technology.