Student academic achievement in and student attitude to geography has been attributed to the effect of some variables such as availability and effective use of instructional materials and teacher effectiveness. This study investigated teacher effectiveness and utilization of materials as predictors of students’ learning outcome in Geography in Ibadan. This study adopted the correlational research design. The participants were 150 Geography teachers and 300 students in Ibadan. The instruments used were a Questionnaire with two subscales namely teacher effectiveness(r=0.71) and utilization of materials, geography achievement test(r=0.80) and student attitude(r=0.81) .Findings show that teacher qualification and effectiveness and student readiness when combine together does not affect student academic achievement and attitude to geography but it was discovered that in effective use of materials available constitutes to nonchalant attitude of student towards geography. It was also observed that student readiness contribute mainly to student attitude. It was therefore recommended that teacher should concentrate more on effective utilization of the materials available and should also improvise. Students should also improve on their readiness towards geography classes.
Kehinde A. Fatoki and P. A. Amosun. Teacher-Effectiveness and Utilization of Materials as Catalysts for Learning Outcomes in Geography among Senior Secondary Students in Ibadan. International Journal of Arts and Social Sciences Education, 5 (2), 63-70.