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Obiagu, Adaobiagu N.; Mezieobi, Daniel I.; Aroh, Patricia N.; Akubue, Felicia N. – Social Studies, 2020
This study tested the effect of cooperative concept mapping on knowledge achievement and transfer in peace education on 159 social studies students using a quasi-experimental research design. Four intact classes-two each in rural and urban areas-were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions, and two instruments-Peace Education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement
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Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski – Social Studies, 1988
Identifying games as being common to children worldwide, Sunal focuses on Nigerian group games in order to illustrate the range of game variations and their use in a social studies program. Describes hiding games, singing games, and a fine-motor skills game, stating that they help acquaint students with foreign cultures and reveal similarities in…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Childrens Games, Cultural Activities
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Busari, Adekunle Alade – Social Studies, 1992
Presents study results of the effects of studying social studies in the lower grades on high school students' performance in government classes. Explains that the relationship between social studies and government was examined and the adequacy of social studies as preparation for studying government. Concludes that achievement in social studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 236 prospective social studies teachers at a Nigerian university about their attitudes toward human rights and civil liberties. Finds that most prospective teachers were aware of rights included in the Nigerian Constitution and were generally supportive of them. Includes two tabular presentations of data. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a study of the political attitudes and views toward elections among 140 Nigerian secondary students. Argues that, if schools are to play a significant role in Nigeria, it is essential for social studies educators to try to improve the current orientation of students toward elections. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democratic Values
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Adeyemi, M. Bamidele – Social Studies, 1989
Delineates the guidelines for preservice education of Nigerian social studies teachers; the way that core social studies courses should be taught; and the qualities expected of social studies teachers. Emphasizes the importance of the role of social studies teachers in Nigerian society. (SLM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Adeyemi, Michael B. – Social Studies, 1986
Provides a brief history of Nigeria and describes the origin and development of present-day social studies instruction. Concludes that while Nigerian social studies instruction appears to be changing from the traditional passive approach to modern activity methods, instruction continues to be organized by traditional disciplines and motivated by…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Democracy
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Social Studies, 1988
Examines the origins and conceptualization of the social studies movement in Africa, and describes the practice of social studies and its current status. Concludes that although social studies has some unique problems due to the nature of the subject matter, it is more relevant to the lives of African children than traditional curricula. (LS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Educational History