Date of Publication : 30, Jul, 2020
The study examined literature circles instructional strategy as determinants on students’ academic performance in Yoruba Language reading comprehension in Ekiti State Secondary Schools. Specifically, the research examined the difference in the pre-test and post-test mean scores of students in the experimental and control groups. The study adopted quasi – experimental pre-test and post-test two group design (one experimental group and one control group). The targeted population for the study consisted of all the 13713 Senior Secondary School (S.S.S.) two students in 203 public secondary schools in Ekiti state. The sample consisted of 119 (class intact size) students offering Yoruba drawn from six public secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample was selected using multistage sampling procedure. A self-designed instrument titled “Yoruba Comprehension Achievement Test (YCAT)” was used to collect relevant data for this study. The face and content validity of Yoruba Comprehension Achievement Test (YCAT) was ensured by experts of Tests and Measurement, Yoruba Education and the researcher’s supervisor. The reliability of the instrument was established using test-retest method which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.84. The study was carried out in three phases namely pre-treatment, treatment and post treatment Stage. The data collected for this study were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of this study revealed that the two groups (Literature circles and Conventional) were homogeneous at the commencement of the experiment. The use of literature circles enhanced better performance of students in Yoruba Comprehension than the conventional strategy. It was recommended among others that the use of literature circles strategy should be encouraged in Yoruba language class so as to enhance better academic performance of students in Yoruba Comprehension.
Keywords: Literature Circles, Students, Academic Performance, Yoruba Comprehension,
Cite this article:
Author(s), ADEDAPO, BOLANLE FUNMILAYO, (2020). “Literature Circles Instructional Strategy as Determinants of Students’ Academic Performance in Yoruba Comprehension in Ekiti State Secondary Schools”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 41- 51. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3970042 , Issue: 7, Vol.: 2, Article: 5, Month: July, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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