SECONDARY SOCIAL studies
SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES
1.1 BACKGROUND OF study
The subject matter of education is man's capacity to learn, organise learning, convey this learning as knowledge to other members of the species, and act on the basis of learning and knowledge (Golsin, 1965).
Develop his mental capacity in such a way that he is prepared to play a specific position in a developing plan. It also places a premium on the human aspect in development, which allows man to shape his own history.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The Nigerian education system is in shambles due to a lack of thinking in the curriculum, which has hampered the country's economic and social advancement. If used, the learner-centered technique will help to address the dire condition in social studies education.
The Nigerian education system's difficulties are divided into two stages.
They are as follows:
What to teach dilemma
What to Teach
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The goal of this research is to investigate the extent to which school libraries aid in the promotion of quality secondary education, particularly in the learning of social studies. It will also investigate the barriers to efficient secondary school library utilisation and, lastly, offer strategies to improve school library service.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is significant because it will teach Nigerians how to think critically, creatively, compassionately, and jointly in all aspects of life.
The significance of this research is that the findings will be valuable in:
1. Addressing the issue of pupils' academic backwardness in social studies class.
2. It will address the issue of low motivation among teachers and students in social studies classes.
3. It will address the issue of placing too much focus on rote learning and memorization, which does not encourage learners to think.
4. The research serves as a road map for our social studies class's course objectives.
5. The research will give a framework for revising the social studies curriculum.
6. The study will assist teacher educators in colleges of education in recognising the need of providing adequate training to student teachers in accordance with modern educational approaches.
7. It will assist student teachers in adopting this novel approach of performance/achievement by teaching thinking skills in a community of inquiry framework.
8. It will assist education curriculum designers in developing better curriculum for our schools.
9. It will aid in the resolution of cultism and examination malpractice issues in our schools and education system.
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
This study will be guided by the research questions listed below.
1. What are the fundamental issues confronting social studies education in our educational system?
2. Whose responsibility is it to educate teachers to teach social studies effectively?
3. How has the misalignment of priorities impacted Nigeria's educational system?
4. How does motivation benefit both the teacher and the student in social studies class?
5. What are the most successful techniques for managing Nigeria's education system?
1.6 SCOPE (OR DELIMITATION) OFÂ THE STUDY
This study is limited in its examination of the library's value in the efficient teaching and learning of social studies.
1.7 TARGET AUDIENCE
This research is aimed at the following individuals in the Nigerian educational system:
1. Education students in colleges of education
2. Pre-service and in-service classroom teachers, education administrators, and managers from our many institutions of learning
3. Curriculum developers in education
4. Policymakers and representatives from local, state, and federal governments
5. The pupils'/students' parents and guardians