Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD

This paper attempts to discuss the role of the Social Studies teacher in the post modern world, a way out of insecurity in Nigeria. The reality of the post modern world is taking its toll on the school system as well as in other segment in Nigeria and else where around the world. The influence of post modernity in society requires an appropriate approach in learning in school subjects and teachers also need to be exposed to the need of preparing pupils to face the challenges impose by p...

CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS

ABSTRACTThe   study   was prompted  by   the   assumption  that  a   child’s   performance   in  school   subjects  iscorrelated   by   the   variables   of   socioeconomic   status,   family   size   and   family   type.   How   thesevariables correlate stude...

THE CHALLENGE OF SCHOOL SAFETY IN NIGERIA

This paper examines the role of Social Studies curriculum implementation in actualizing school safety in Nigeria. Safety is a social phenomenon that is desirable in society but has in recent times imposed challenge in Nigeria. Safety education is a concept in Social Studies learning. Safety is an environmental issue that affects man in its totality-physically, socially and morally among others. Social Studies as an integrated discipline is able to x-ray essential elements of child’s ...

TEACHER PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AS CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG STUDENTS IN UPPER BASIC SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

     There is an assumption muted by the author that this paper attempts to clarify. He assumes that classroom teachers’ inability to implement the thematic structure of the Social Studies curriculum is due to lack of competence in pedagogical content knowledge. The implication of the above assumption is that the learning of Social Studies will be ineffective with the long run effect in the performance of students in their test scores. The peculiar nature of So...

Teachers' Perception of Entreprenuership Education Curriculum and its Implications on Implementation at Senior Secondary Schools in Kano Metropolis

The study examined the perception of teachers on the senior secondary Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The research design adopted for the study is a descriptive survey. The population of the study consisted of all the public senior secondary schools in Kano Metropolis and the teachers within them. A purposive sampling technique was employed to select 343 teachers from 12 schools. The instrument for data collection w...

Integrating Information and Communication Technology for Effective Instructional Delivery in Nigerian Colleges of Education

Nigeria as indeed other countries in the globe is committed to the attainment of the goals of education for all (EFA) as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The key determinant of success in this regard is building the capacity of teacher educators on how to utilize ICT for effective instructional delivery which in turn, would impact on the products of the basic education system. The paper examines the concept of ICT, instructional delivery and the role of ICT in enhancing ...

Implementation Issues in Senior Secondary Education Curriculum: Implications for Nigeria's Cultural Policy

This paper examined implementation issues in the new senior secondary education curriculum in Nigeria. It discussed the concept curriculum implementation. It enumerated the objectives of secondary education as indicated in National Policy on Education. Implementation issues in the new senior secondary education curriculum were highlighted and discussed. The prospects were pointed out and its implication for Nigeria's cultural policy itemized. Recommendations were made such as the fa...

Changes in NCE Teacher Education Programme and Implications on Curriculum Implementation

The Nigerian Certificate in Education programme (NCE) is a special Advanced level course designed to produce quality teachers for the basic education sub-sector. In response to the widespread criticism that the existing NCE programme is dislocated from its service sector, the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has revised and updated the existing NCE minimum standards documents by incorporating new programmes to address the existing teacher needs at the basic educa...

Educational Technology for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development

The paper discussed the concepts educational technology, lifelong learning and sustainable development in detail. The paper also described how instructional media and technologies can be employed to facilitate lifelong learning, and by implication, sustainable development. Some challenges facing the use of educational technology for lifelong learning and sustainable development have been pointed out. The paper concludes with recommendations such as: the fiscal provision for instructiona...

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