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Table 2 Percentage distribution of teaching strategies that teachers employed.

From: Government commitments and teaching strategies for effective quality early childhood education in South Western Nigeria

S/N Items L MD H VH Std. D Mean Remark
1 The play way method is what the teachers uses in all the classroom activities 12 (6.7%) 29 (16.1%) 85 (47.2%) 54 (30%) 2.72 0.81 Moderate
2 Teachers implement new methods of teaching (e.g., using cooperative learning method) 3 (1.7%) 16 (8.9%) 105 (58.3%) 56 (31.1%) 3.18 0.65 High
3 The teachers use creative materials to develop creativity in the children 4 (2.2%) 5 (2.8%) 90 (50%) 81 (45%) 3.37 0.65 High
4 The teachers allow children to participate during learning process 5 (2.8%) 9 (5%) 70 (38.9%) 96 (53.4%) 2.69 0.75 Moderate
5 The use of mother tongue is the language of instruction 51 (28.3%) 41 (22.8%) 53 (29.4%) 35 (19.4%) 2.40 1.09 Moderate
6 Teacher’s employ individual differences 10 (5.6%) 15 (8.3%) 65 (36.1%) 90 (50%) 2.95 0.82 Moderate
7 Teachers integrate educational technology in the teaching 3 (1.7%) 36 (20.0%) 106 (58.9%) 35 (19.4%) 2.96 0.67 Moderate
8 Scaffolding (parental involvement) 22 (12.2%) 38 (21.1%) 66 (36.7%) 54 (30.0%) 2.84 0.99 Moderate
9 Teacher’s employed open-ended techniques 8 (4.4%) 14 (7.8%) 89 (49.4%) 69 (38.3%) 3.32 0.80 High
Total no. = 180 weighted average (2.93)
  1. L (low), MD (moderate), H (high), VH (very high)
  2. Source: Research Findings, 2019