Curriculum Response to Social Problems in Nigeria
Oyeleke Oluniyi; Aluko, Olugbenga Kehinde
Journal of Education and Human Development, 1(1), pp. 31-39.

The paper focuses on the effectiveness of the response of the Federal Government of Nigeria towards social problem through innovation in the Social Studies Curriculum for junior secondary schools. The primary aim of the innovation is to address the rising tide of social problems using school as a viable option. One hundred and twenty social studies teachers were used as the study sample and questionnaire were designed to elicit information on the relevance of the new curriculum in achieving the intended objectives.
The findings of the study show that the respondents portray a positive relationship between the new social studies curriculum and social problems in Nigeria, taking into cognizance the use of metacognition methods of teaching in the classroom. In conclusion, the author critically analyse the effectiveness of the curriculum bearing mind the recipient of the curriculum package and the prevailing societal norms among the policy makers in the society.

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Oluniyi, Oyeleke. & Aluko, Olugbenga Kehinde. (2012). Curriculum Response to Social Problems in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Human Development, 1(1), pp. 31-39.

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Mr Oyeleke is a trained teacher and has taught at various educational levels in Nigeria. At present, works as Tutor at the centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he engages in the content development for the university e-learning programme. He has published educational articles nationally and internationally.






Aluko, Olugbenga Kehinde
Osun State College of Education
Ilesa, Nigeria