A. N. Duvie


The study investigated the extent to which research supported values education strategies are implemented as well as the degree of internalization of these values among public secondary school students in Abia State. The study adopted the descriptive survey design and covered 235 public secondary schools. The population comprised the SSII students (6,390) and their teachers (3735). Stratified sampling was used to select the ten sample schools and sample subjects making a total of 957. Five research questions guided the study while researcher constructed instrument titled “Values Education Strategy Implementation and Internalization Assessment Questionnaire (VESIIAQ) was validated and the reliability calculated using test-retest method. The instrument had the reliability of 0.68 and was administered to the samples. The data collected was analysed using mean scores and standard deviations. The findings revealed that out of the fourteen researches supported values education strategies only one was utilized by the teachers. The findings further revealed that out of the three values assessed for their internalization only one seemed effective with the current method. It was recommended that there should be a complete overhaul of the strategy of implementation of values education in order to achieve the desired objectives on the students. The teachers should therefore be made to attend workshops where these strategies would be available to them.


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