– Kingsley, Charles Edet (Ph.D)
This study investigated Teacher Variables and Teaching of Environmental Education (EE) at the UBE Level in Cross River State, Nigeria. A sample of 450 teachers was used from the 3 education zones of the state. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select the sample size of the teachers. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire titled, Teacher Variables and Teaching of Environmental Education questionnaire (TVTEEQ). An Ex-post Facto design was adopted for the study. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through Cronbach Alpha Reliability Method with reliability index of 0.74 to 0.87. One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Independent t-test were used to analyze the data collected. Two hypotheses were formulated for the study and tested at .05 level of significance. The results of the analysis revealed that: On teachers’ age, each of the sub dependent variables showed that there was a significant influence of teachers’ age on the teaching of EE in all the five sub variables. However, on teachers’ religion, Teacher Communicative Competence (TCC) showed no significant difference between Christian teachers and Muslims/other teachers in their teaching of EE. On the other hand, there was a significant difference between Christian teachers and Muslims/other teachers in their teaching of EE in terms of Knowledge of Subject Matter (KSM), Teacher Classroom Management (TCM), Teacher Capacity to Work with Students (TCWS) and Teacher Evaluation Capacity (TEC). Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that, Government should ensure that teachers should not exceed the normal retirement age set for civil service.