SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ AWARENESS OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION MODELS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MIGRANT FISHER-FOLK EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA
- School Administrators’ Awareness,
- Alternative Education,
- Implementation Migrant Fisher-folk
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This descriptive survey is driven by the need to investigate school administrators’ awareness of alternative education models in implementation of migrant fisher-folk education programme in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The target population for the study comprised 217 (nomadic) migrant schools with teaching staff strength of 1,152.106 schools were sampled. And 126 respondents were selected purposively. Two research questions and hypotheses guided the study. Data collection was through a modified rating scale (Questionnaire) designed by the researcher. The validated instrument was analysed with Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics to obtain reliability indices of 0.87. Analysis was done on an item-by-item basis using the mean and hypotheses tested using z-test at 0.05 level of significance. The finding revealed that the school administrators are aware of and engaged in implementing a multilingual and culturally inclusive education approach within the migrant fisher-folk education program in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria to a high extent and that there is no significant difference in the mean ratings of respondents between Bayelsa and Rivers states regarding the implementation of the education approach in the Niger Delta Region, among other findings. It was recommended that, the government should create specialized training programs for school administrators focusing on the implementation of multilingual and culturally inclusive education approaches within the migrant fisher-folk education program.