EFFECTS OF SCAFFOLDING METHOD OF TEACHING ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING IN KWARA STATE
Ogundele Israel Segun
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of scaffolding method of teaching on the academic performance of secondary school students in financial accounting in Kwara State, Nigeria. The full population of the survey was 1,759 comprising all the senior secondary school students, offering financial accounting in Ilorin South Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria. The sample size is 275 students using simple random sampling technique. One of the specific objectives was to determine the effect of treatment of scaffolding method on the academic performance of secondary school students. The research design of the study was based on the pretest-post-test non-equivalent control group design. Mean, and Standard deviation were used as the statistical tools to analyze the data to answer the research question. Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) was used to test the null hypothesis at the 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study showed that the scaffolding method of teaching has a positive effect on secondary school students’ academic performance in financial accounting. The study also revealed that there was a significant treatment effect of scaffolding method on the academic performance of students in financial accounting. The study concluded that the scaffolding method is an effective method of teaching financial accounting in secondary schools. The implication, therefore, is that, when the scaffolding method is well utilized, the students’ performance is expected to improve. The study recommends among others that for students’ achievement in financial accounting to be improved, financial accounting teachers should ensure regular use of scaffolding method in the classroom while teaching.