PRINCIPAL CLASSROOM VISITATION PRACTICE AND TEACHERS’ TASK PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
This study was carried out mainly to find out the impact of principals’ classroom visitation on teachers’ task performance in public secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design of correlational study was used for the study. The population for this study consisted 8,375 teachers and 209 principals. Validated instruments entitled, ‘’Teachers’ Task Performance Questionnaire’’ (TTPQ) and ‘’Principals’ Classroom Visitation Practice Questionnaire’’ (PCVPQ) were employed to collect data from the sample of 220 teachers and 80 principals. The sample for this study consisted 80 principals in which five principals were selected from each of the 16 Local Government Area of Ekiti State using, stratified simple random sampling technique and 220 teachers were selected proportionately because, the schools were not having equal number of teachers. The study revealed that the extent to which principals in public secondary schools in Ekiti State make use of classroom visitation and the level of teachers’ task performance in public secondary schools in Ekiti State ere relatively moderate; and that principals’ classroom visitation made a significant contribution to the teachers’ task performance in public secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Principal, Classroom Visitation, Teachers’ Task, Performance, Public Secondary Schools