THE INFLUENCE OF TEACHERS' ATTITUDE ON STUDENTS’ LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Onoshakpokaiye E. Odiri
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
It is very clear that teachers' way of thinking and beliefs guide his/her behaviour in decision making both inside and outside the classroom. In order to carryout the teaching task effectively and efficiently teachers are guided by certain principles of teaching and learning which have great implications for teachings. Teachers are a vital force in educational effectiveness of the classroom instructional level. This review work therefore was preoccupied with assessing the influence of teachers' attitude on students' learning of mathematics in Nigerian secondary schools. It was revealed that students draw from their teachers' disposition to form their own attitude which eventually influence their learning outcomes; attitude of teachers towards their students must be positive so as to carry them along. Consequently, it was recommended that seminars/workshops on positive teachers' disposition while teaching should be addressed by education stakeholders as important and urgent.