Technology in Secondary Education: Sociological Implications for the 21st Century Nigeria Adolescents

Abstract

Change is inevitable in the society and in the 21st Century. This assertion cannot be overemphasized in the sense that the advent of technology has seen unprecedented levels of change. The application of technology in every aspect of today’s society has become the order of the day in the 21st Century, influencing every sector of modern society. The educational sector is not left in this wave of technological application as the introduction and employment of technological gadgets and approaches in the educational process has impacted the teaching and learning processes comprised of distant learning, cognitive development, collaborative teaching and learning to mention. Scholars have highlighted that the application of technological approaches to learning has been observed to impact the educational performance of students. It is therefore important that this approach be inculcated in the educational sector, particularly the secondary educational level because of its strategic position in the educational sector, its target population and the need to secure and guarantee the future of generations to come. It however, has a number of positive and negative implications for the adolescents such exemplified in cyber-bullying, pornography and the acquisition of improper use of language, among others. Cyber bullying, for instance, has the potential to impact the educational performance of students.  This paper therefore seeks to explore the employment of technology in secondary in Nigeria and its sociological implication on adolescents. it establishes that education remains a critical drive of societal advancement and growth as it continues to adjust to meet the educational expectations of the modern-day society. The paper therefore makes a number of recommendations which include that parents and teachers should provide pupils with good orientation on the application and dangers of technology and its devices as well as the need for government and other organization to provide ICT equipment in schools.

Citation: Josephine Azuka Onyido and Okechukwu Akara Nwaogu (2022) Technology in Secondary Education: Sociological Implications for the 21st Century Nigeria Adolescents, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 4, pp. 35-42

 

 

Keywords: Education, Secondary Education, Technology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/bje.2013/vol10no4pp.35-42

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 35-42 (Download PDF)

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