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INFLUENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ON PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

ABSTRACT 

The study investigated the influence of early childhood education on primary school pupils’ Achievement in Mathematics. Three researcher questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted ex-post facto research design and was carried out in Nsukka Local Government Education Authorities in Nsukka Education Zone in Enugu State. The population of this study was 7,634 primary 1 pupils in 90 Government Primary Schools in Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. Simple Random sampling technique was adopted in selecting 315 primary 1 pupils from 4 primary schools in Nsukka Urban and 5 primary schools in Nsukka Rural Area who constituted that respondents for the study. The instrument for data collection was 20 structured item questions achievement test titled Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The instrument was face validated by three experts. To ascertain the reliability of the instrument, Kudar Richardson K-R 20 reliability method was used and K-R 20 reliability coefficients of 0.93 was obtained for the instrument. Data for the study were collected with the help of research assistants who were the primary 1 class teachers in schools. The data collected were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation for answering the research questions while t-test statistics was used for testing the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Based on the data analyzed, the study found out that Early Childhood Education of the pupils has positive influence on their achievement in the Mathematics achievement test, that gender of the pupils does not have influence on their achievement in the Mathematics achievement test while school location of the pupils was found to have influence on their achievement in the Mathematics achievement test. Based on this finding, the study recommended that the disparities that exist between the performances of pupils from rural and urban pre-schools should be addressed by the government through provision of facilities, teachers and promotion of pre-school education among parents in the rural areas and among others.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages89 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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