Citizenship Education: Curriculum Implications in Nigeria Secondary Schools.

Abstract:

Citizenship education has been neglected over the years, because there was no clear boundary between it and social studies. The understanding of citizenship as defined in the study, will help the communities in particular and the nation in general to reduce to the barest minimum the social crime in our society. Moreover, this has an implication for the present curriculum because there is need for a curriculum that is relevant and functional in Nigeria. This can provide work for the teeming youth which can be trained to be self-reliant. A potent curriculum can also help to achieve the goals and objective of education as entrenched in the National Educational Policy. In addition, it shows that teachers, students and the pedagogy for citizenship education can be reformed as suggested by the new sociology of curriculum reforms.