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Myths and Realities about Early Childhood Education: A Case Study of Early Childhood Education in Kano Municipal, Kano State, Nigeria

Show simple item record Sambo, Bala Ibrahim 2020-07-01T11:37:20Z 2020-07-01T11:37:20Z 2020-07-01
dc.description.abstract This is a study on the misconception parents and teachers have about early childhood education. In order to carry out the study, a sample of five teachers and ten parents was randomly drawn from each of five schools that offer early childhood education (random and stratified sampling) and a research instrument, based on a Likert-scale, was administered on them. The data was analysed using frequency counts, measure of relative standing (%), and chi square (X2). The research findings revealed that the majority of the respondents perceive early childhood education as important; children are enrolled in too many early childhood education programmes; both teachers and parents believe that children who attend early childhood education perform better than children who do not; children spend hours of study that are beyond their developmental stage; both parents and teachers opined that the scope of the early childhood education should include both the Western and Islamic curricula; and children who are not mature enough attend early childhood education. The study, therefore, recommended that stakeholders in early childhood education, especially parents, should be made aware that even though early childhood education is important, children should be exposed to a related programme only when they are sufficiently mature for it . en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Early Childhood Education en_US
dc.subject Academic Performance en_US
dc.subject Western Education en_US
dc.subject Islamic Education en_US
dc.subject National Policy on Education (NPE) en_US
dc.title Myths and Realities about Early Childhood Education: A Case Study of Early Childhood Education in Kano Municipal, Kano State, Nigeria en_US
dc.volume Volume 08 en_US
dc.issue Issue 1 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Nigeria en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Department of Education, School of Continuing Education, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria en_US
dc.source.title Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education en_US

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