Appraising the Pedagogical Content-Knowledge of Teacher Educators in Teaching Security Education

Dr Julius Michael Egbai, Dr Esther Chidirim Nwogwugwu, Dr Oqua Eta Agbo, Dr Caroline Iserom Ita, & Dr Eke Ogbu Eke


This study adopted descriptive survey design to appraise the pedagogical content-knowledge of teacher educators in teaching security education. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent in which lecturers in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri (AIFCE) adopt pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in teaching of security education to teacher trainees. Two research questions were posed and a hypothesis postulated to guide the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 134 lecturers in School of Education, MOUAU and 191 lecturers from School of Education, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire titled “Teachers-educator Pedagogical Content Knowledge on Teaching Security Education (TPCKSE) with a reliability coefficient of 0.79 determined using Cronbach Alpha. The findings showed that MOUAU and AIFCE lecturers have high extent of pedagogical content knowledge with regard to teaching of security education to teacher trainees. It was recommended among others that there is need for the relevant authorities in teacher education curriculum to introduce security education into teacher education curriculum.

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