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ERIC Number: EJ1086103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Issues and Prospects of Effetive Implementation of New Secondary School Curriculum in Nigeria
Ahmadi, Ali A.; Lukman, Ajibola A.
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n34 p29-39 2015
This paper digs into the issues surrounding effective implementation of new secondary school curriculum in Nigeria. This is based on the feeling that 21st century education is characterized with a dramatic technological revolution. The paper therefore portrays education in the 21st century as a total departure from the factory-model education of the past. It is abandonment of teacher centered, paper and pencil schooling. It means a new way of understanding the concept of knowledge, a new definition of the educated person. The paper argues that society institutionalized education as a tool to reform society and creates change for the betterment. Hence, authentic education addresses the whole child, the whole person and does not limit our professional development and curriculum design to workplace readiness. To this end, there is every need to review the status quo of secondary school curriculum in Nigeria in order to consolidate further the new basic education programme and to ensure the actualization of the Federal government national developmental programme especially in the area of human capital development. Finally, the paper recommends massive advocacy and sensitization of teachers, students, parents and school administrators and supervisors who are the end-users of the new curriculum for its effective implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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