TITLE

Producing Responsible Citizenship in Nigeria for National Development Through Social Studies Education

AUTHOR(S)
Enu, Donald Bette; Effiom, Veronica Nakanda
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
American Journal of Social Issues & Humanities;Sep2012, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p329
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, responsible citizenship is identified as a basic requirement for sustainable national development and nationhood. National development is an aggregation of the aspects of the society's development effort. It borders on political, economic, social, technological, cultural and educational sub-sector. Every society desires to attain maximum development. To achieve this, the authors identified social studies education as an instrument to be used for the grooming of responsible citizenship. The authors appreciate the significant contributions of social studies in developing responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse and democratic society. Thus, the subject fulfill by equipping the learners with sound judgment that will make them take appropriate actions considered productive to the growth of the society. The paper strongly advocate for the use of social studies in achieving national development, as it promote civic competence — knowledge, skills; and attitudes required of students to assume the status of responsible citizens in the society.
ACCESSION #
86273367

 

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