HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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ABSTRACT

This study is set out to discover the extent at which human resources available in the teaching and learning of social studies in secondary schools within Nigeria Educational system is utilized, or otherwise within the case study of Yewa North Local Government area in Ogun State. The study used survey sampling techniques to determine the extent of human Resources Management with a targeted population of selected secondary schools with the use of questionnaire items distributed as the instrument to collect data. Findings from this analysis revealed how Human Resources Management in teaching and learning of social studies in secondary schools is handled towards achieving educational goals and objectives. Therefore, all personnel involved in Human Resources Management are recommendation for a better result oriented educational services in junior secondary school and Human Resources Management should be centered towards ensuring the functions of both long and short term man power plans.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study

Resources from Educational perspectives connote all things in the school that may be used to help and facilitates teaching or learning. They include, human, financial and physical resources. The human resources of a secondary school like any other formal organizations irrespective of type and size consist of individuals engaged in any of the schools activities regardless of their level of placement. The academic and non-academic staff and students are necessary irradiant in the achievement of goal and objectives of the school. This indicate that people are indispensable that no school or organization exists to achieve optimum desired results without Human Resources Management.

This course depends on how well managed the stas are relate to other resources in the production process. As evidence, Graham (1990) opined that Human Resources Management in the teaching and learning of social studies is the management of people work and their relations within the school system. The aim of such management may not far-fetched, essentially, it is to bring together and develop into effective organization, the works are having regard for their well-being to enable them contribute efficiently to success of the school.

1.2 Statement of Problem

Despite the availability of other resources in the school system, Human Resources are very important and necessary to develop and manage effectively towards the achievement of the stated objective of teaching and learning of social-studies towards educational goals. Human Resources in Secondary schools involves the principal, vice-principal, teachers, students and other non-teaching sta within the school system at secondary level.

Secondary Education produces middle level manpower, which is very essential to the nation’s economic development. In order to achieve the desired objectives of secondary Education and have much needed quantitative manpower, teachers of social studies who are Human Resources as well as other human being in the school needed to be well managed to become effective. In the light of this, attempt is to be made in the course of this project work on how government, principals, stakeholders in education at secondary level and all interested individual are to develop new strategies and make use of the existing ones (such as in-service training, conferences, seminars and workshops) meaningful to enhance effectiveness in Human Resources Management in the teaching and learning of social studies in secondary school.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS