THE ATTITUDE OF GIRLS TOWARDS THE STUDY OF SCIENCE IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL (EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The art of knowing as human activity is more or less synonyms with research and constitute an integrated part of a modern way of life in which research is the daily task by specialized individuals alone or group usually in laboratories. Bearing this in mind, the study will take a critical look at the attitude of girls towards the study of science in Egor Local Government Area in Edo State.
It is generally recognized that the level of socio-economic development of the nation is directly related to the extent of scientific and technological advancement in the country. Similarly, the level of general well being and security endowed by the population is the result of the collective scientific and technological inventions or activities going on among the people. Fafunwa a great educationist who contributed a lot to the field of science education made an important statement (1968) that in world today, science and technology have become a predominant cultural factor and any nation that is not alike to it is diseased or drifting. In other words to advance technologically and economically could be achieved through the teaching of science in our schools.
Scientific knowledge is continually being defined through research-based scientific methods, which entails rational theory. Science is that aspect of knowledge that comes to play a vital role in our daily activities or indirectly finds it explanation in the field of science. Almost every area of study needs that knowledge of science, doctors, engineer, farmers, tailors, carpenters, housewives, and technologist and as on find science inevitable. Fafunwa (2000) speaking on the premature specialization in science education as a disservice to developing nations has this to say on the inevitable nature of science in optional development.