Empirical Validation of Indices for Consideration in the Revision of Recommended Senior School Financial Accounting Textbooks in Southwestern Nigeria

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Authors: Oyebode Stephen Oyetoro & Oloyede Ezekiel Ojo
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Email: oyebode_oyetoro@hotmail.com
Published: December 4, 2017
https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.5.3.02

Citation: Oyetoro, O. S., & Ojo, O. E. (2017). Empirical Validation of Indices for Consideration in the Revision of Recommended Senior School Financial Accounting Textbooks in Southwestern Nigeria. IAFOR Journal of Education, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.5.3.02


Abstract

The study determined a significant difference in teachers’ overall evaluations of six recommended Financial Accounting Textbooks in Southwestern Nigeria. It also assessed the specific evaluation parameters that account for the difference. It adopted the survey research design. The multistage sampling technique was used to select a total of 80 teachers from 64 schools from the six states in Southwestern Nigeria. Results of data collected which were analysed using the Kruskal-Wallis (H) test depicted a significant difference in teachers’ overall evaluations of the textbooks. Also, results revealed that the textbooks differ significantly on the parameters of mechanics, assessment, lesson design and instructional strategy and incorporation of technology into students’ learning. The implications of these findings were discussed and the study concluded that financial accounting textbook writers and ministry of education officials at both national and state levels should give adequate consideration for these parameters in the revision of recommended financial accounting textbooks for improved effectiveness in the realization of curricular objectives in the subject.

Keywords

financial accounting, senior school, teachers and textbook evaluation