stream Nigerian leaders are corrupt that is why we lack stable political system of government which affect science education as posited by [20] that in any stable political system, teachers and their education system are well catered for. Lecturers and students don’t know their fate every day until they retired to bed at night; even while sleeping they cannot sleep and close their two eyes because of armed robbers. Knowledge to Get By. Retrieved from http://www.amazines.com/article_detail.cfm?articleid=4246828. Writing in the campus newspaper, the Maroon Tiger, King argues that education has both a utilitarian and a moral function.' Employment is no longer based on merit; those who are qualified for teaching science are not given employment because they don’t have ‘godfather’ in the government. Continental J. Any government official who favoured anybody in admission, employment and promotion based on ethnicity or religion should be seriously sanctioned as someone who stole government money. Male lecturers molest female students who are not willing to dance to their music of promiscuous life style. Science teachers should help students think critically about current technologies made possible by science, and reflect on whether future technologies will be morally acceptable. 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What is been taught in an age gone by – new theories and technological advances have taken, and are taking, place. Science education in Nigeria concentrates on the teaching of science concepts, method of teaching and addressing misconceptions held by learners regarding science concepts. For instant, Semiconductor is very important in the modern technology that if properly learnt it is enough for one to stand upon for a living; semiconductor physics is part of what any graduate in physics will learn and should learn. Science education is very important to the development of any nation [21] that is why every nation must take it very serious in all institutions of learning. WAEC. Science allows students to explore their world and discover new things. purpose of education. 4. A teacher who is not secure while doing his / her job cannot put in the best. Problem of Science Education Development. However, there are other problems like unstable political system of government, poor economy, poor method of teaching and teachers’ attitude to teaching. Science as defined above is sometimes called pure science to differentiate it from applied science, which is the application of research to human needs. Ihindian, D.M. Aina, J.K. Security challenges in Nigeria; Causes and effects on science education. Examination malpractices are the other of the day in the country institutions of learning as observed by [8], even in teachers training institutions. A survey of male and female enrolment and academic Performance in science. Advance in Arts, Social Sciences and Education Research. A speech Delivered at two-day- peace and security summit in Abuja. Any single theory cannot operate in isolation. Someone who went to jail for stealing public money should not come out and become hero or king he should be seen as a bad person who has lost his respect and dignity. Increased student engagement, Pereira says. [2] posited that anywhere students were not able to attend schools regularly for fear of bomb explosion or kidnapping will not be able to interact socially and this will affect their learning. In this case they neither supply the required specification nor the required quantity; in most cases they don’t even supply anything. In Nigeria today it is not what you know but whom you know, that is why [14] said recruitment to job is tied down to criteria such as political favouritism, geographical area or quota system. mathematics, science, social studies, and literacy education, researchers on teaching and learning to teach, anthropologists, and measurement specialists. Science & Education publishes research using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches in order to improve teaching, learning, and curricula in science and mathematics. The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately, and, furthermore, to produce a sufficient number and diversity of skilled and motivated future scientists, engineers, and other science-based professionals. The recent attacked on a northern university where students and lecturers were cold bloodedly murdered including a professor of chemistry still remains an insomnia in academic arena. %%EOF section 3). It sets out the challenges we face and how science education can help Europe meet its goals and equip citizens, enterprise and industry in Europe with the skills and com-petences needed to provide sustainable and competitive solutions to these challenges. Ajuwon, B.Y & Oyeniyi, F.A. Basing our practice solely on our own learning experiences, without reflection, mean education runs the risk of being outdated and not being forward-looking. Nigeria is a multiethnic country; this is affecting the country in many ways especially in education. Aina, J.K. Despite all the great things science education can accomplished in the national development of a nation there are many problems militating against it especially in Nigeria. Science education and technological development in Nigeria. Scholarship should be awarded to science students and be thoroughly monitored to ensure money is release on time for same purpose. Many science equipment and infrastructures are lying in waste in our schools because of instability in political government. Security issue in Nigeria has been worrisome for more than two years now because of insurgence of Niger Delta and Boko Haram as averred by Horsfall [10]. To overcome the problems government must create more job; corruption must be shun everywhere in the country; there must be continuity of government good program; diversification of economy to agriculture is necessary and science teachers must be ready for change in their method of teaching and attitude to work. A key aim of the strategy is to “ensure that enough people study science to a standard which will enable the future needs of the country to be met” (op. h��Vko�6�+��A�R|�@�q5:;i�5+}Pm5�H��l��߹��m��I7,�s��&u�5�6,aR[&��tL: �r�L[a!s>F2�$)�`��І\ R�� H� �͠����ڀ���Z �#���)�hrdʐ3�+��Y>ϛ���eg0���"k�����r\t�޾~ͻI��J��7�]���P�$��ZO껼�҄����Wc�2Z� endstream endobj 227 0 obj <>>> endobj 228 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 538.583 779.528]/Type/Page>> endobj 229 0 obj <>stream [4] on his study of challenges and prospects of primary science teaching affirmed that there are unqualified science teachers in our schools. Parents encourages their children to study science oriented courses which is good; children who have no ability for such courses opted for courses in humanity and art. If supported with fund many schools do not need to buy chalk outside anymore and they can equally produce for other schools. 2 (1), 76-84. Tackling the menace of cultism and indecent dressing: Implication for educational reform and consolidation, South-West Journal of Teacher Education. Problem- Views of physics teachers on the need to train and retrain Physics teachers in Nigeria. Many of the physics graduates have some knowledge of electronics that is enough for them to be able to have a little period of training as apprentices and then stand alone as electronic technician. It has a literature of its own. Science education produces scientists as well as artisans for national technological and economic development. Stretching the averment further, the former is politically motivated while the latter is religiously motivated; the reason for the insurgence is trivial to this paper but the effects on science education development is very germane. Science aims to explain and understand Science as a collective institution aims to produce more and more accurate natural ex- planations of how the natural world works, what its components are, and how the world got to be the way it is now. Research Journal of Social Sciences. The payoff of stepping back to consider the purpose of science education? According to [7], all effort to shift focus of economy from oil industry to other economic activities has not yield positive result because of corruption. Nigeria Journal of Gender and Development 2(1), 186-192. Teaching effectively requires the skill of Kola, Aina Jacob. Kola, A. J. Many of these students harassed teachers and intimidate them and any teacher who failed to yield to their demand risk losing his/ her life or any of the family. Science education is very important to the development of any nation in many areas. q��� H� ѷB��Mb��fZ����=2�a3��QO�R�ymR��� DOҤ�a��$� ��a*�� u�8���f5�f�=ܴq� Scholarships and bursary meant for science students are diverted to non science students because of ethnicity. [6] observed that Nigeria government has not met the UNESCO recommendations of 26% of the total budgetary allocation to education sector as reflected in her yearly budget. Okebukola, P.A.O. Finally on corruption, the ongoing constitution review must be taking serious and it should stipulate a life imprisonment for any corrupt person; might it be in government establishment or private establishment, corruption is corruption once it is established the individual should be sent to life imprisonment. 0 o�(� & Adeyemo, S.A. Career prospects inPhysics education in a quest towards entrepreneurial skill Development. Without science education Information and Communication Technology would be impossible. Military ruled for 34 years in Nigeria out of 53 years of existence as a sovereign nation; these years can be regarded as an era of colossus waste in both human and natural resources for Nigerians. endstream endobj startxref There should be laws made specifically for corruption and this law must be enforced no matter whom the corrupt person may be. 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A cultist who graduated in school through examination malpractices in many time end up in classroom as a teacher since teacher is the easiest job anyone could get in Nigeria because of lack of professionalism. discuss how science and its applications interact with social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors. Pedagogy, the study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways in which such goals may be achieved. 244 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<510376930D936A42AE9352A93DB2586F>]/Index[226 40]/Info 225 0 R/Length 95/Prev 613830/Root 227 0 R/Size 266/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Imbuing students with the knowledge to get by is an old-school belief. 3, 318-330. How these perspectives come together to produce a new view of assessment is a key theme throughout this chapter. Various professional bodies in tertiary institutions should rise up to the present challenge and ensure they curtail the excesses of their members in schools. In [1] semiconductor, is very important in a growing economy like ours in Nigeria; it is useful in ceramic industry and a well trained physics education graduate can be well established in ceramic industry. Education is a process in which and by which the knowledge, characters and behavior of the human being are shaped and molded.Education is lead to the enlightenment of mankind.Imam Ghazali said that education is a process which enable an individual to distinguish between the true and false, the good and bad, the right conduct and the evil doing. In this paper I will be con-cerned with several aspects of this widely accepted view, but especially with the question of just what philosophers of science are doing when they put forward such a claim. As a result of this, (FME 2004 & 2008) stresses that science education shall lay emphases on the teaching and learning of science process and product so as to inculcate problem-solving abilities on the students. In this way, science is one of the most important subjects students study, because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need in every subject. H�\��j�0����l/Jm�B��Z��,�����8�E�~�5:���g$�(���~�M�!ys�j�C��p�N!\����{�_�֊���y�8ԦEQ@�N�ɻG=^q)�W�����ϪYB�ܭ�����4v$��ڗv@Hb۪֔���������"���0j�8�V�k� E��)���)�/���ک�։"�iJA�cd Nigeria has not been having a stable political system of government since her independence in 1960. The table below shows students ‘enrolment and performance in WAEC in the three subjects that make up science education from 2005-2009. Oloyede, E.O. It is the key to success in the future and to have many opportunities in our life. Science education. Biology education is very important to any growing economy like Nigeria. In many universities and research institutes, research has become history because government preferred to use research money for election or hire security for the family of government officials than science education research. 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Employment is no longer based on merit; those who are qualified for teaching science are not given employment because they don’t have ‘godfather’ in the government. Continental J. Any government official who favoured anybody in admission, employment and promotion based on ethnicity or religion should be seriously sanctioned as someone who stole government money. Male lecturers molest female students who are not willing to dance to their music of promiscuous life style. Science teachers should help students think critically about current technologies made possible by science, and reflect on whether future technologies will be morally acceptable. 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What is been taught in an age gone by – new theories and technological advances have taken, and are taking, place. Science education in Nigeria concentrates on the teaching of science concepts, method of teaching and addressing misconceptions held by learners regarding science concepts. For instant, Semiconductor is very important in the modern technology that if properly learnt it is enough for one to stand upon for a living; semiconductor physics is part of what any graduate in physics will learn and should learn. Science education is very important to the development of any nation [21] that is why every nation must take it very serious in all institutions of learning. WAEC. Science allows students to explore their world and discover new things. purpose of education. 4. A teacher who is not secure while doing his / her job cannot put in the best. Problem of Science Education Development. However, there are other problems like unstable political system of government, poor economy, poor method of teaching and teachers’ attitude to teaching. Science as defined above is sometimes called pure science to differentiate it from applied science, which is the application of research to human needs. Ihindian, D.M. Aina, J.K. Security challenges in Nigeria; Causes and effects on science education. Examination malpractices are the other of the day in the country institutions of learning as observed by [8], even in teachers training institutions. A survey of male and female enrolment and academic Performance in science. Advance in Arts, Social Sciences and Education Research. A speech Delivered at two-day- peace and security summit in Abuja. Any single theory cannot operate in isolation. Someone who went to jail for stealing public money should not come out and become hero or king he should be seen as a bad person who has lost his respect and dignity. Increased student engagement, Pereira says. [2] posited that anywhere students were not able to attend schools regularly for fear of bomb explosion or kidnapping will not be able to interact socially and this will affect their learning. In this case they neither supply the required specification nor the required quantity; in most cases they don’t even supply anything. In Nigeria today it is not what you know but whom you know, that is why [14] said recruitment to job is tied down to criteria such as political favouritism, geographical area or quota system. mathematics, science, social studies, and literacy education, researchers on teaching and learning to teach, anthropologists, and measurement specialists. Science & Education publishes research using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches in order to improve teaching, learning, and curricula in science and mathematics. The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately, and, furthermore, to produce a sufficient number and diversity of skilled and motivated future scientists, engineers, and other science-based professionals. The recent attacked on a northern university where students and lecturers were cold bloodedly murdered including a professor of chemistry still remains an insomnia in academic arena. %%EOF section 3). It sets out the challenges we face and how science education can help Europe meet its goals and equip citizens, enterprise and industry in Europe with the skills and com-petences needed to provide sustainable and competitive solutions to these challenges. Ajuwon, B.Y & Oyeniyi, F.A. Basing our practice solely on our own learning experiences, without reflection, mean education runs the risk of being outdated and not being forward-looking. Nigeria is a multiethnic country; this is affecting the country in many ways especially in education. Aina, J.K. Despite all the great things science education can accomplished in the national development of a nation there are many problems militating against it especially in Nigeria. Science education and technological development in Nigeria. Scholarship should be awarded to science students and be thoroughly monitored to ensure money is release on time for same purpose. Many science equipment and infrastructures are lying in waste in our schools because of instability in political government. Security issue in Nigeria has been worrisome for more than two years now because of insurgence of Niger Delta and Boko Haram as averred by Horsfall [10]. To overcome the problems government must create more job; corruption must be shun everywhere in the country; there must be continuity of government good program; diversification of economy to agriculture is necessary and science teachers must be ready for change in their method of teaching and attitude to work. A key aim of the strategy is to “ensure that enough people study science to a standard which will enable the future needs of the country to be met” (op. h��Vko�6�+��A�R|�@�q5:;i�5+}Pm5�H��l��߹��m��I7,�s��&u�5�6,aR[&��tL: �r�L[a!s>F2�$)�`��І\ R�� H� �͠����ڀ���Z �#���)�hrdʐ3�+��Y>ϛ���eg0���"k�����r\t�޾~ͻI��J��7�]���P�$��ZO껼�҄����Wc�2Z� endstream endobj 227 0 obj <>>> endobj 228 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 538.583 779.528]/Type/Page>> endobj 229 0 obj <>stream [4] on his study of challenges and prospects of primary science teaching affirmed that there are unqualified science teachers in our schools. Parents encourages their children to study science oriented courses which is good; children who have no ability for such courses opted for courses in humanity and art. If supported with fund many schools do not need to buy chalk outside anymore and they can equally produce for other schools. 2 (1), 76-84. Tackling the menace of cultism and indecent dressing: Implication for educational reform and consolidation, South-West Journal of Teacher Education. Problem- Views of physics teachers on the need to train and retrain Physics teachers in Nigeria. Many of the physics graduates have some knowledge of electronics that is enough for them to be able to have a little period of training as apprentices and then stand alone as electronic technician. It has a literature of its own. Science education produces scientists as well as artisans for national technological and economic development. Stretching the averment further, the former is politically motivated while the latter is religiously motivated; the reason for the insurgence is trivial to this paper but the effects on science education development is very germane. Science aims to explain and understand Science as a collective institution aims to produce more and more accurate natural ex- planations of how the natural world works, what its components are, and how the world got to be the way it is now. Research Journal of Social Sciences. The payoff of stepping back to consider the purpose of science education? According to [7], all effort to shift focus of economy from oil industry to other economic activities has not yield positive result because of corruption. Nigeria Journal of Gender and Development 2(1), 186-192. Teaching effectively requires the skill of Kola, Aina Jacob. Kola, A. J. Many of these students harassed teachers and intimidate them and any teacher who failed to yield to their demand risk losing his/ her life or any of the family. Science education is very important to the development of any nation in many areas. q��� H� ѷB��Mb��fZ����=2�a3��QO�R�ymR��� DOҤ�a��$� ��a*�� u�8���f5�f�=ܴq� Scholarships and bursary meant for science students are diverted to non science students because of ethnicity. [6] observed that Nigeria government has not met the UNESCO recommendations of 26% of the total budgetary allocation to education sector as reflected in her yearly budget. Okebukola, P.A.O. Finally on corruption, the ongoing constitution review must be taking serious and it should stipulate a life imprisonment for any corrupt person; might it be in government establishment or private establishment, corruption is corruption once it is established the individual should be sent to life imprisonment. 0 o�(� & Adeyemo, S.A. Career prospects inPhysics education in a quest towards entrepreneurial skill Development. Without science education Information and Communication Technology would be impossible. Military ruled for 34 years in Nigeria out of 53 years of existence as a sovereign nation; these years can be regarded as an era of colossus waste in both human and natural resources for Nigerians. endstream endobj startxref There should be laws made specifically for corruption and this law must be enforced no matter whom the corrupt person may be. The Journal of Development Areas, 41(1), 1-16. �`�l}o��Xvvi|�xġ���ż�+U���Uu�7�s=�ߔC����9!4Q�ťy����W�����K���q��=�}�H�?3�aeVj:���^��]ݹ��F��\}_�����������v��Jo�f���މ����8Y�������K�#�݈�ɘk,���&��(Lj�1|ff����j7"c]�*��Ƕ �/�R}*��э�M����3�L�04:���I[�TW����k�/�Y���̳nM�\9���R]nW(�o�=0�x��~I:���p�OQ��s���ۡ�Z�����#s��N�����Hp�8�k�Y�b��#ʉ��a��K��fs�+^B �'Al� 0 As way forward the paper suggested life imprisonment for any corrupt individuals; government should invest on agriculture to provide job for people and scholarship for science students among others. Science teachers should use different strategies as there is no single universal approach for specific class. The world is in era of science and technology; every nation is craving for development in Information and Communication Technology [ICT] which cannot be fully achieved without science education. %PDF-1.4 %���� (2013). There are four main purposes of scientific education. A cultist who graduated in school through examination malpractices in many time end up in classroom as a teacher since teacher is the easiest job anyone could get in Nigeria because of lack of professionalism. discuss how science and its applications interact with social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors. Pedagogy, the study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways in which such goals may be achieved. 244 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<510376930D936A42AE9352A93DB2586F>]/Index[226 40]/Info 225 0 R/Length 95/Prev 613830/Root 227 0 R/Size 266/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Imbuing students with the knowledge to get by is an old-school belief. 3, 318-330. How these perspectives come together to produce a new view of assessment is a key theme throughout this chapter. Various professional bodies in tertiary institutions should rise up to the present challenge and ensure they curtail the excesses of their members in schools. In [1] semiconductor, is very important in a growing economy like ours in Nigeria; it is useful in ceramic industry and a well trained physics education graduate can be well established in ceramic industry. Education is a process in which and by which the knowledge, characters and behavior of the human being are shaped and molded.Education is lead to the enlightenment of mankind.Imam Ghazali said that education is a process which enable an individual to distinguish between the true and false, the good and bad, the right conduct and the evil doing. In this paper I will be con-cerned with several aspects of this widely accepted view, but especially with the question of just what philosophers of science are doing when they put forward such a claim. As a result of this, (FME 2004 & 2008) stresses that science education shall lay emphases on the teaching and learning of science process and product so as to inculcate problem-solving abilities on the students. In this way, science is one of the most important subjects students study, because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need in every subject. H�\��j�0����l/Jm�B��Z��,�����8�E�~�5:���g$�(���~�M�!ys�j�C��p�N!\����{�_�֊���y�8ԦEQ@�N�ɻG=^q)�W�����ϪYB�ܭ�����4v$��ڗv@Hb۪֔���������"���0j�8�V�k� E��)���)�/���ک�։"�iJA�cd Nigeria has not been having a stable political system of government since her independence in 1960. The table below shows students ‘enrolment and performance in WAEC in the three subjects that make up science education from 2005-2009. Oloyede, E.O. It is the key to success in the future and to have many opportunities in our life. Science education. Biology education is very important to any growing economy like Nigeria. In many universities and research institutes, research has become history because government preferred to use research money for election or hire security for the family of government officials than science education research. 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The purpose of science is also subject to variation, depending on what subject is being considered, for example, the purpose of astronomical science would be completely different to the purpose of science education. Mfon, E.E. It is now generally accepted that the purpose, or at least the central purpose, of science is to explain, or perhaps to explain and predict. Ndiyo, N. A. Adynamic analysis of education and economic growth in Nigeria. in Education, 4 (1&2), 95-103. Government should invent on agriculture since the nation is blessed with fertile lands. It's the … Ikotun, A.O. Importance of Science Education to National Development and Problems Militating Against Its Development. “The purpose of education has always been to every one, in essence, the same—to give the young the things they need in order to develop in an orderly, sequential way into members of society. cit. Purchases of science equipment to schools are no longer done transparently since it is either the chief executive of the school or any of his or her relation who do the supply. �@�R(S�Z�x!��9� �*�Q4-�%B���,DyE����)$q�lN��Y����bؑ�D�R�d�FC� ��=.x[t��0�� Oladejo, M.A, Olosunde,G.R, Ojebisi,A.O & Isola,O.M. A graduate of physics education can be self employed as opined by [22]. So this needs a School base of Science education. 2. Staffers of many polytechnics have taken over the affair of the institution because the chief executives are corrupt in awarding contract that never existed and mismanaged fund meant for science equipment. Kola, A. J. Science infrastructures built with huge amount of money for schools had been destroyed while gas and oil installations vandalised; the resultant effects of these is on education. Many of the developed worlds were able to achieve so much in science and technology because of science education. Appointment is no longer based on merit but on whom you know and the amount you can offer for such job. Science has its cultural value. Where the scholarship is given to science students they introduce unnecessary bureaucracy into it that students may not get the money for many years or give up of the scholarship. If government can invent on agriculture, there will be job for the jobless and there will be improvement in economic security of the nation. Governmental guidelines and tests often focus on middle and high school-level STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Executive, 2001b). Science education is the teaching and learning of science to non-scientists, such as school children, college students, or adults within the general public. Aina, J.K. Challenges and prospects of primary science teaching in Nigeria. Corruption is the greatest challenge to development of science education in Nigeria; corruption leads to many problems the country is facing presently. [5] posited that Nigerian higher institutions have become a place of worry to everybody because of the activities of cultists. Lecturers in higher institutions have turned colleges and universities to supermarket shops where they sell handouts and books at outrageous prices. The law should touch every aspects of life; it should not be limited to money alone as it is presently. 1 This “great conversation” is explored in a separate essay. general term used for organized collection of selected items and their display in public ii List of Tables Page Table 1.1 The content strands of the science curriculum 3 Table 2.1 Sample task for senior infants 11 Table 2.2 Sample task for sixth class 12 Table 2.3 Quantitative terms used in this report 13 Table 2.4 Levels of the quality continuum and corresponding qualitative terms 13 Table 3.1 Summary of findings regarding whole-school planning 17 The table below shows students’ enrolment in some years back in science in a college of education. Curriculum implementation in Nigeria. Science education is an important part of the science strategy, and accounts for the greatest proportion of the Executive’s total science expenditure. The field of science education includes work in science content, science process, some social science, and some teaching pedagogy. Argumentative writing as a tool to develop conceptual and epistemic knowledge in a college chemistry course designed for non-science majors Ying-Chih Chen , Claudia Aguirre-Mendez & Takeshi Terada Pages: 2842-2875 According to [11], these dropouts are used by politician as thugs, for assassinations and robbers robbing banks, poison the societies and make everybody feel unsafe. Worsen enough is science teachers also being cultist and encouraging all forms of examination fraud thereby discouraging hard work among serious science students. Any single activity might focus on one or more of these purposes. National Science Education Standards The National Science Education Standards (NSES) are guidelines for K-12 science education in United States schools. All these bounced back on the quality of science education the nation produces. So, Science has won the first rank of humanistic studies. Three background sections describe first, Akindutire, I.O. Many brilliant students who should have been an asset for the academic institutions had been killed by terrorist while many had suffered untold hardship in the hands of kidnapper which later affected them both emotionally and academically. This affects their output and it is a problem to the development of science education. Science education deals with sharing of science content and process with individuals who are not considered traditionally to be member of the scientific community; the individuals could be students, farmers, market women or a whole community. H�|SQk1~���c[�E��g_ ��F_J{c�,�4ɒ��d�][�a����O���A@p6T.X��l�'8���|X#. Schools were closed down in many parts of the country; universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary and primary schools where learning environment are no longer safe for learning remain in long compulsory holiday for months. Science teacher’s salary and other allowances are not paid. Education Research, 5(2), 32-37. Filani, J. The Economic importance of conductor, semiconductor and insulator. The question that should come to mind is that, what can such teacher teach when he / she got the certificate by fraudulent means? Teaching aids improvisation in the teaching and learning of physics in secondary schools Retrieved from http://www.articlesbase.com/science-articles/teaching-aids-improvisation-in-the-teaching-and-learning-of-physics-in-secondary-schools-5675240.html. Science education is very important to the development of any nation [ 21 ] that is why every nation must take it very serious in all institutions of learning. Science education in primary and secondary school is an essential element. ��d�)��y�-�6p�\>3��������{bɚ2hJ���Fn�7�Y_}�c�fu̇�'�S`�A�䅙M���`m ^��sds\m�78�|lߎ�+\�#� &��� International Journal of Research. Violation of this law should be dismissal from the service and any book to be sold should be properly screen to know its worth in content and money. Those who originally studied sciences are schemed out of the job because of ethnicity; the attitude discourages young ones from studying science education. Retrieved from http://www.basearticles.com/Art/932483/39. When the time of employment come those who opted for humanity and art courses would be given job related to sciences without prerequisite qualification. There are colleges of education where students of chemistry department are taught how to make dye and chalk; graduates of these departments can establish their own chalk business as soon as they graduate. South- West Journal of Teacher Education, 3, 209-218. Perhaps we can conclude with the four components of a "Full Science for Decision Makers" program proposed by Dr. Mary Budd Rowe:" Many science teachers still hold to chalk and talk method which is not appropriate for science teaching in this age [3] Lack of good strategies in the teaching of science is affecting student performance and at long run affects student enrolment [16]. The lives of nationals living in Nigeria are in perpetual danger of abduction or kidnapping. The few years of civilian rule has been years of lack of focus; government educational program changed according to the taste of the political party in power. Importance of Science Education to National Development, 3. This budget has not been favourable to education; quoting from [6], the allocation to education in 2003 was7%; 2004 was 12% while 2005 was 11%, this figure did not show government commitment to education. h�bbd```b``K�� �i/�d�����K0�&+@�)X c��:" ��"< ��"�� $�x��� pp 225-229. ��ϜL@�v10ҕ���(� � 0K They may have the knowledge of the subject but lack the method. Cultists are all over the institutions of learning posing serious danger to academic communities. International Journal of Research in Education, 4(1&2), 280-285. Uses of Instructional Materials for Teaching and Learning Physics in Edu and Patigi Local Government Areas, Nigeria, International Journal of Research in Education, 4(1&2), 74-79. Interestingly, as important as these courses are, students’ performance has not been encouraging in them and this is worrisome and called for investigation [13]. Science education comprises three subjects namely biology, chemistry and physics which are combined with education and over the year there has been low enrolment of these courses in our institutions as identified by [2]; causes of this low enrolment include society disdain, mockery of teacher and low prestige of teachers [19]. Launching of sputnik by the Russian government in October, 4 1957 would not have been possible if not for the position they placed physics in science education [21]. Olagunju, O. This is affecting the development of science education in the nation. Chief Examiners’ Report, Lagos Office, Nigeria. Science education in Nigeria concentrates on the teaching of science concepts, method of teaching and addressing misconceptions held by learners regarding science concepts. Nigerians should change their orientation; worshipping wealth and position is not the best for us because it encourages corruption. (2011). Nigeria is blessed with many natural resources on which her economy rest upon; however over dependent on petroleum has seriously affected the economy. African Research Review, 3 (1), 314-325. School students are naturally curious, which makes science an ideal subject for them to learn. Society ills of early school dropouts as they affect social Development. 265 0 obj <>stream Nigerian leaders are corrupt that is why we lack stable political system of government which affect science education as posited by [20] that in any stable political system, teachers and their education system are well catered for. Lecturers and students don’t know their fate every day until they retired to bed at night; even while sleeping they cannot sleep and close their two eyes because of armed robbers. Knowledge to Get By. Retrieved from http://www.amazines.com/article_detail.cfm?articleid=4246828. Writing in the campus newspaper, the Maroon Tiger, King argues that education has both a utilitarian and a moral function.' Employment is no longer based on merit; those who are qualified for teaching science are not given employment because they don’t have ‘godfather’ in the government. Continental J. Any government official who favoured anybody in admission, employment and promotion based on ethnicity or religion should be seriously sanctioned as someone who stole government money. Male lecturers molest female students who are not willing to dance to their music of promiscuous life style. Science teachers should help students think critically about current technologies made possible by science, and reflect on whether future technologies will be morally acceptable. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1), ISSN 2220-9425. &���W �ʫ�"f��ߐ��Q��ސ}ʧ��������S���)8����re���3�����>��?�_�J������ɛ���mp=k����D ?���@����ӓc�~1��yћUS6�~Uܔ�f�|љ��>��ͦ��,i;Z��!ɻ��a�0��W������mì��C�x(��g��f� �9>�?��:�hbB�@ٲh��A�+��D��f����j�;=�r=6�߮O�T�m[��5�w��i�>l���hA��E�����5����ڎv2n�8_����t����Oudn���_2?�f���\d9��?6� bɃ:����u�R ���f¥�52dҧ��LA��i�J�2+S-Uf}�1V,Τ���#P�̇�zˌUYЩv*Cc�R���Y�4P%)Rc�T�����0P�3�`S�i������IT&�M���R1:S�F��!��˔)f$��ҵz�R/����coA����z The Scientific discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Kelvin, Bose, Armstrong and others are treasures of mankind. 1 (6), 1-5. Nigerians must be ready to wage total war against corruption; it should be a war that everybody must take part in. These leaders have no regard for education but concentrate on establishing their government for long years. "The Purpose of Education" Feb 1947 January-February 1947 Atlanta, Ga. h��T�OSW~oO;,m)�I7�� EƤ�@��2V;�C��p�h$��b!�#kr]u��X�lb����B2�6��e�W�!#3M�$�%�8̒����{�9��}�� ~'@ 怅�� �b�A�ߏ�NNɁIN607��+���6��q�Z�-�V�&����"�0u�(�4G�M������մ�f�H�K���d��25���Ѥ�%[�?��䭢��0�w4q��3C���l��D���"��Mo�{�T����gd������������+8��"���̪���T�8,�����M[�}�PH�l�A�=[�\S����mY��κʊ׊N/x�M�Ǫ���[f��t�`*�i?��His��eݹ%��J�4�+��*M�l+%���wW�J&����wZS��������?B��� The purpose of a liberal arts education A liberal arts curriculum teaches you how to learn quickly and precisely. Purpose: The purpose of this module is to gain knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to teach Natural Science and Technology in the Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6) of the General Education and Training Band. The Importance of Education Education is an important issue in one’s life. What Is Education. This objective refers to enabling students to develop their communication skills in science. What is been taught in an age gone by – new theories and technological advances have taken, and are taking, place. Science education in Nigeria concentrates on the teaching of science concepts, method of teaching and addressing misconceptions held by learners regarding science concepts. For instant, Semiconductor is very important in the modern technology that if properly learnt it is enough for one to stand upon for a living; semiconductor physics is part of what any graduate in physics will learn and should learn. Science education is very important to the development of any nation [21] that is why every nation must take it very serious in all institutions of learning. WAEC. Science allows students to explore their world and discover new things. purpose of education. 4. A teacher who is not secure while doing his / her job cannot put in the best. Problem of Science Education Development. However, there are other problems like unstable political system of government, poor economy, poor method of teaching and teachers’ attitude to teaching. Science as defined above is sometimes called pure science to differentiate it from applied science, which is the application of research to human needs. Ihindian, D.M. Aina, J.K. Security challenges in Nigeria; Causes and effects on science education. Examination malpractices are the other of the day in the country institutions of learning as observed by [8], even in teachers training institutions. A survey of male and female enrolment and academic Performance in science. Advance in Arts, Social Sciences and Education Research. A speech Delivered at two-day- peace and security summit in Abuja. Any single theory cannot operate in isolation. Someone who went to jail for stealing public money should not come out and become hero or king he should be seen as a bad person who has lost his respect and dignity. Increased student engagement, Pereira says. [2] posited that anywhere students were not able to attend schools regularly for fear of bomb explosion or kidnapping will not be able to interact socially and this will affect their learning. In this case they neither supply the required specification nor the required quantity; in most cases they don’t even supply anything. In Nigeria today it is not what you know but whom you know, that is why [14] said recruitment to job is tied down to criteria such as political favouritism, geographical area or quota system. mathematics, science, social studies, and literacy education, researchers on teaching and learning to teach, anthropologists, and measurement specialists. Science & Education publishes research using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches in order to improve teaching, learning, and curricula in science and mathematics. The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately, and, furthermore, to produce a sufficient number and diversity of skilled and motivated future scientists, engineers, and other science-based professionals. The recent attacked on a northern university where students and lecturers were cold bloodedly murdered including a professor of chemistry still remains an insomnia in academic arena. %%EOF section 3). It sets out the challenges we face and how science education can help Europe meet its goals and equip citizens, enterprise and industry in Europe with the skills and com-petences needed to provide sustainable and competitive solutions to these challenges. Ajuwon, B.Y & Oyeniyi, F.A. Basing our practice solely on our own learning experiences, without reflection, mean education runs the risk of being outdated and not being forward-looking. Nigeria is a multiethnic country; this is affecting the country in many ways especially in education. Aina, J.K. Despite all the great things science education can accomplished in the national development of a nation there are many problems militating against it especially in Nigeria. Science education and technological development in Nigeria. Scholarship should be awarded to science students and be thoroughly monitored to ensure money is release on time for same purpose. Many science equipment and infrastructures are lying in waste in our schools because of instability in political government. Security issue in Nigeria has been worrisome for more than two years now because of insurgence of Niger Delta and Boko Haram as averred by Horsfall [10]. To overcome the problems government must create more job; corruption must be shun everywhere in the country; there must be continuity of government good program; diversification of economy to agriculture is necessary and science teachers must be ready for change in their method of teaching and attitude to work. A key aim of the strategy is to “ensure that enough people study science to a standard which will enable the future needs of the country to be met” (op. h��Vko�6�+��A�R|�@�q5:;i�5+}Pm5�H��l��߹��m��I7,�s��&u�5�6,aR[&��tL: �r�L[a!s>F2�$)�`��І\ R�� H� �͠����ڀ���Z �#���)�hrdʐ3�+��Y>ϛ���eg0���"k�����r\t�޾~ͻI��J��7�]���P�$��ZO껼�҄����Wc�2Z� endstream endobj 227 0 obj <>>> endobj 228 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 538.583 779.528]/Type/Page>> endobj 229 0 obj <>stream [4] on his study of challenges and prospects of primary science teaching affirmed that there are unqualified science teachers in our schools. Parents encourages their children to study science oriented courses which is good; children who have no ability for such courses opted for courses in humanity and art. If supported with fund many schools do not need to buy chalk outside anymore and they can equally produce for other schools. 2 (1), 76-84. Tackling the menace of cultism and indecent dressing: Implication for educational reform and consolidation, South-West Journal of Teacher Education. Problem- Views of physics teachers on the need to train and retrain Physics teachers in Nigeria. Many of the physics graduates have some knowledge of electronics that is enough for them to be able to have a little period of training as apprentices and then stand alone as electronic technician. It has a literature of its own. Science education produces scientists as well as artisans for national technological and economic development. Stretching the averment further, the former is politically motivated while the latter is religiously motivated; the reason for the insurgence is trivial to this paper but the effects on science education development is very germane. Science aims to explain and understand Science as a collective institution aims to produce more and more accurate natural ex- planations of how the natural world works, what its components are, and how the world got to be the way it is now. Research Journal of Social Sciences. The payoff of stepping back to consider the purpose of science education? According to [7], all effort to shift focus of economy from oil industry to other economic activities has not yield positive result because of corruption. Nigeria Journal of Gender and Development 2(1), 186-192. Teaching effectively requires the skill of Kola, Aina Jacob. Kola, A. J. Many of these students harassed teachers and intimidate them and any teacher who failed to yield to their demand risk losing his/ her life or any of the family. Science education is very important to the development of any nation in many areas. q��� H� ѷB��Mb��fZ����=2�a3��QO�R�ymR��� DOҤ�a��$� ��a*�� u�8���f5�f�=ܴq� Scholarships and bursary meant for science students are diverted to non science students because of ethnicity. [6] observed that Nigeria government has not met the UNESCO recommendations of 26% of the total budgetary allocation to education sector as reflected in her yearly budget. Okebukola, P.A.O. Finally on corruption, the ongoing constitution review must be taking serious and it should stipulate a life imprisonment for any corrupt person; might it be in government establishment or private establishment, corruption is corruption once it is established the individual should be sent to life imprisonment. 0 o�(� & Adeyemo, S.A. Career prospects inPhysics education in a quest towards entrepreneurial skill Development. Without science education Information and Communication Technology would be impossible. Military ruled for 34 years in Nigeria out of 53 years of existence as a sovereign nation; these years can be regarded as an era of colossus waste in both human and natural resources for Nigerians. endstream endobj startxref There should be laws made specifically for corruption and this law must be enforced no matter whom the corrupt person may be. The Journal of Development Areas, 41(1), 1-16. �`�l}o��Xvvi|�xġ���ż�+U���Uu�7�s=�ߔC����9!4Q�ťy����W�����K���q��=�}�H�?3�aeVj:���^��]ݹ��F��\}_�����������v��Jo�f���މ����8Y�������K�#�݈�ɘk,���&��(Lj�1|ff����j7"c]�*��Ƕ �/�R}*��э�M����3�L�04:���I[�TW����k�/�Y���̳nM�\9���R]nW(�o�=0�x��~I:���p�OQ��s���ۡ�Z�����#s��N�����Hp�8�k�Y�b��#ʉ��a��K��fs�+^B �'Al� 0 As way forward the paper suggested life imprisonment for any corrupt individuals; government should invest on agriculture to provide job for people and scholarship for science students among others. Science teachers should use different strategies as there is no single universal approach for specific class. The world is in era of science and technology; every nation is craving for development in Information and Communication Technology [ICT] which cannot be fully achieved without science education. %PDF-1.4 %���� (2013). There are four main purposes of scientific education. A cultist who graduated in school through examination malpractices in many time end up in classroom as a teacher since teacher is the easiest job anyone could get in Nigeria because of lack of professionalism. discuss how science and its applications interact with social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors. Pedagogy, the study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways in which such goals may be achieved. 244 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<510376930D936A42AE9352A93DB2586F>]/Index[226 40]/Info 225 0 R/Length 95/Prev 613830/Root 227 0 R/Size 266/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Imbuing students with the knowledge to get by is an old-school belief. 3, 318-330. How these perspectives come together to produce a new view of assessment is a key theme throughout this chapter. Various professional bodies in tertiary institutions should rise up to the present challenge and ensure they curtail the excesses of their members in schools. In [1] semiconductor, is very important in a growing economy like ours in Nigeria; it is useful in ceramic industry and a well trained physics education graduate can be well established in ceramic industry. Education is a process in which and by which the knowledge, characters and behavior of the human being are shaped and molded.Education is lead to the enlightenment of mankind.Imam Ghazali said that education is a process which enable an individual to distinguish between the true and false, the good and bad, the right conduct and the evil doing. In this paper I will be con-cerned with several aspects of this widely accepted view, but especially with the question of just what philosophers of science are doing when they put forward such a claim. As a result of this, (FME 2004 & 2008) stresses that science education shall lay emphases on the teaching and learning of science process and product so as to inculcate problem-solving abilities on the students. In this way, science is one of the most important subjects students study, because it gives them the critical thinking skills they need in every subject. H�\��j�0����l/Jm�B��Z��,�����8�E�~�5:���g$�(���~�M�!ys�j�C��p�N!\����{�_�֊���y�8ԦEQ@�N�ɻG=^q)�W�����ϪYB�ܭ�����4v$��ڗv@Hb۪֔���������"���0j�8�V�k� E��)���)�/���ک�։"�iJA�cd Nigeria has not been having a stable political system of government since her independence in 1960. The table below shows students ‘enrolment and performance in WAEC in the three subjects that make up science education from 2005-2009. Oloyede, E.O. It is the key to success in the future and to have many opportunities in our life. Science education. Biology education is very important to any growing economy like Nigeria. In many universities and research institutes, research has become history because government preferred to use research money for election or hire security for the family of government officials than science education research. 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