SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY AS NIGERIA: A CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS
Ireyefoju, J. and Ireyefoju, J. (Jnr)
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This paper was an attempt to introduce multicultural education through social studies education in a multicultural society. Through conceptual analysis, this it examined how reflective thinking as a necessary logical condition can stimulate the learner to developing the right values and attitudes that can enable him cope with the challenges of living in a multicultural society. In doing this, this paper examined the theories of pluralism, the notions of multiculturalism, social studies and the teaching and learning of multicultural education. It was concluded that multicultural education should be incorporated at all levels of Nigeria education, so that the learner can understand that the issue of multiculturalism in the Nigerian state can be solved through education.