Assessment of Teachers Implementation of Social Studies Curriculum Contents in Private Secondary Schools in Aguata Education Zone: A Catalyst for Achieving National Integration in Nigeria

Abstract

The research work deals on the assessment of teachers’ implementation of social studies curriculum contents in private secondary schools in Aguata education zone: A catalyst for achieving national integration in Nigeria. A survey design was adopted for the study.  The population consists of fifty teachers teaching social studies in junior secondary schools in Aguata education zone.  Purposive sampling technique was used to sample forty teachers.  The questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection and it was validated by two experts in curriculum and social studies.  The mean statistics was used to analyse the data collected.  The findings of the study showed that the concepts or topics such as cross cultural studies, inter-tribal marriages, national institutions, national symbols promote national integration.  It was also discovered that teachers of social studies face difficulties in relating some of the topics in physical environment, peace education, national values to national integration.  The paper also discovered that field trip, discussion and inquiry methods are appropriate for teaching social studies for achievement of national integration but rarely used by teachers, and instructional resources for implementing social studies curriculum content are not adequately provided.  The paper concluded that adequate instructional materials, training and retraining of teachers, employment of qualified social studies teachers are necessary conditions for effective implementation of social studies curriculum content for achieving national integration in Nigeria.  Conclusion and relevant recommendations were made. 

Keywords: Curriculum, Integration, National, Social Studies

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