The study examined the extent of teachers’ participation in the selection of educational objectives in secondary schools in Enugu state, Nigeria. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population comprised all the eight thousand, nine hundred and nine teachers in the two hundred and eighty seven secondary schools in Enugu state. The instrument for data collection was the researcher developed questionnaire titled (Extent of teachers’ participation in the selection of educational objectives EOTPITSOEO). The instrument was face validated by three experts, two in the area of educational management and one in the area of measurement and evaluation, all from the Faculty of Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Agbani. The reliability co-efficient of the instrument was calculated using Cronbach Alpha method. The reliability co-efficient of the instrument was 0.89. The researcher administered the copies of questionnaire with the help of two research assistants. Mean scores and standard deviation were used to answer the research question, and t-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The major finding was that teachers participate in the selection of educational objectives in secondary schools in Enugu state to a little extent. That teachers poor involvement in the participation in the selection of educational objectives during curriculum process affect their productivity and generally lead to student’s poor academic performance because the extent of one’s involvement in a programme planning determines the strength of his participation in the programme. Moreso, the general education objectives may likely going to be achieved to a very great extent if instructional objectives at the various levels of instruction are achieved by the teachers probably for participating in the selection of the educational objectives which they intends to achieve.
Teachers participation, Selection, Educational objectives, Secondary Schools, Enugu State