ADULT INSTRUCTORS' PREFERENCE BETWEEN PEDAGOGICAL AND ANDRAGOGICAL TEACHING METHODOLOGIES IN SELECTED ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
Ibeh, A. E.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The Study investigated instructors’ preference between pedagogical and andragogical teaching methodologies in selected adult education programmes in Rivers State. Two hundred instructors drawn from four types of adult education programmes operating in Rivers State, Nigeria were required to rate on a five point scale the extent to which instructors prefer pedagogical and andragogical instruction using a twenty five item questionnaire tagged "Instructor Preference for Pedagogy and Andragogy Questionnaire (IPPQ)". The results of the study using the one-way analysis of variance showed that there was no significant difference in the preference for pedagogy across the four programmes but significant difference in the preference for andragogy. Consequently, instructional environment in all adult education programmes in Nigeria while being devoid of authoritarianism should embrace compromise teaching methodology that integrates some principles of andragogy into the principles of pedagogy.