International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 88-93
Received: Aug. 6, 2016;
Accepted: Sep. 29, 2016;
Published: Apr. 14, 2017
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Omilani Nathaniel A., Department of Integrated Science, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Ayo-Vaughan Adewunmi F., Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Nigeria
Abimbade Oluwadara A., Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Science and technology is the backbone of development of any nation. It provides the necessary training for development of scientific skills and literacy in citizen. Science education in Nigeria also aims to cultivate a rational mind for the conduct of a good life and democracy. A careful analysis of the entire content of the science curriculum shows that this objective of science education which is value oriented appears not to receive adequate attention. This is because science teachers emphasize skills and knowledge acquisition than they do for value acquisition. This study highlights some science values and attitudes, some events in the science practical as well as the opportunity these events provide the teacher to teach values. This study also shows the similarity between some controversial and unexpected occurrences during science practical and current national challenges. Values of effective citizenship in social studies were also related to science values that can promote development and peace in the Nigerian state.
Omilani Nathaniel A.,
Ayo-Vaughan Adewunmi F.,
Abimbade Oluwadara A.,
Teachers’ Oversight of Science Values That Promotes Effective Citizenship, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society.
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