International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Availability and Utilization of Instructional Materials in selected Andragogical Setting in Ogun State, Nigeria
Olufunmilayo Toyin Iyunade

This study examined availability and utilization of instructional materials in selected andragogical settings in Ogun State, Nigeria. This was informed by the doubts and controversies that have attended the supply, improvisation and the uses into which adult learners and instructors have situated instructional materials in the andragogical process. The descriptive survey research method was adopted for the study. From a population of 1,452 adult learners and instructors, samples of 726 participants were selected through the proportionate random sampling technique. The questionnaire titled” Availability and Utilization of Instructional Materials Scale (AUIMS), r = 0.86 was used for data collection. Five research questions were raised and answered with descriptive statistics. Results showed that, instructional materials are very important in the andragogical process (86%), as it increases learners’ understanding (72%), reinforces knowledge acquired (76%), increases adult learners’ academic achievement (69%) and over all performances in the andragogical setting (66%). Use of instructional materials has significant impact on the level of academic achievement of learners. It was concluded that availability and use of instructional materials are vital of the sustenance of improved participation in the andragogical settings and the design, improvisation, uses and storage of these materials should be consistent with the selective interests and needs of the participants in the andragogical settings.

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