REPOSITIONING SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

April 2020 | JONTTE


Corresponding Author E-mail: deltacopem1@yahoo.co.uk
Published: 9 April 2020

Abstracts


Critical issues in Nigeria Education remains a challenge that will preoccupy all nations of the world that aspire for greatness. The concept is not only amorphous but vague as it touches on all aspects societal development-political, economic, social, cultural, technological, health and education. In this paper, the author with a sense of passion craved for the reposition of social studies as an enabling and stimulating instrument for the attainment of educational development. In search of sustainable education, the author identified social studies education as an effective instrument as it possess the potentials to achieve the five cardinal goals of education in Nigeria. The quest for sustainable education should begin with having to reposition social studies education to contribute to the growth of education. Social studies education, by its interdisciplinary character, builds in students a core of basic knowledge and ways of thinking that prepare them to participate in civic community life and health as active and informed citizens. Critical issues in Nigerian Education are multidisciplinary in nature and so, understanding them and developing resolutions to them require multidisciplinary education. This constitutes the defining aspects of social studies to include the building of perspectives and projections for the future educational system.

Keywords:

Reposition, Education, Multidisciplinary, Educational Development, Sustainable Education,

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