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...

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...

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