Blessing Onyeka Onyiorah


The   study   sought   to   ascertain   the   influence   of   business   educators’ professional development on instructional delivery of business education courses   in  universities  in  Anambra   State.   The  study  employed   survey research design. Two research questions and two null hypotheses  guided the study. The population  of the study comprised  all the 54 business educators from public universities in Anambra  State. A census sampling technique  was used  since  the  population   of  54  business  educators   is manageable.  The instrument was validated by experts in business education  and measurement and evaluation,  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu  Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra  State.   Cronbach  alpha  was used to ascertain  the reliability of the instrument  with coefficient of 0.82.  A four- point response  type of Strongly Agreed, Agreed, Disagreed and Strongly Disagreed with 20 items were used. Mean  and  standard  deviation  were used  to answer  the  research  questions while t-test was used  to test the hypotheses.  Findings of the study revealed the    available   professional   development   programmes    which   business educators  in universities can  be  exposed  to and  professional  development has been proven to influence effective instructional delivery of business education   courses  in  universities  in  Anambra  State.  The  findings  further showed  no  significant difference  in the  mean  ratings  of male and  female business educators  and the available professional development programmes and influence of professional development  for effective instructional delivery of business education  courses. The study concluded  that Business Educators professional   development   is   very   relevant   and   indispensable    in   the actualization of effective instruction in public universities in Anambra State. It was recommended among others that Federal and State Government should organize   regular   professional   development   programmes    for   business educators  based on their skills need.


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