Teaching to Achieve Social Studies values: A case of re-education of teachers
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2007 Conference, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Social Studies as a discipline involves experiences which deal with the problems of human relationship in the school and the larger community. It also includes human relationships with other culture. These experiences and their rightful application form the values which control the social relations of each individual. It is believed that the school should teach the children to learn their roles as leaders, parents, group members, members in the family, in the community and so on. The teacher should also adapt the lesson to the environment of the children. The children should be informed about the society in which they live. Considering National Policy on Education FGN (2004), the 2nd national educational aims and objectives of Nigeria stated inter alia “the inculcation of the right type of values and attitudes for the survival of the individual and the Nigeria society”.