TITLE

Clash of Past and Present: Citizenship Education in Nigeria's Junior Secondary School Curriculum

AUTHOR(S)
Ogunyemi, Biodun
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
European Journal of Social Sciences;Jan2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p378
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There have been increased global concerns on citizenship quality since the 1990s. As the world grapples with life-threatening issues of terrorism, armed conflicts, HIV/AIDS, global warming, energy crisis, desertification, political upheavals, among several others, attention is being drawn to the challenge of effective citizenship development through education. The Nigerian experience, which dates back to the 1960s, constitutes the focus of this article. It is observed that the introduction of a new Junior Secondary Social Studies Curriculum in 2007 is not sufficient to address the inconsistencies which have characterised curriculum projects in the field over the years. From the overall assessment of the curriculum, the paper proffers some ideas on how to promote sustainable citizenship education without compromising the philosophy and context of the Nigerian social studies.
ACCESSION #
67736447

 

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