FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM IN DELTA STATE TEACHERS’ TRAINING COLLEGES
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The study investigated the factors affecting the effective implementation of Social Studies curriculum in Teachers' Training Colleges inDelta State. Three research questions and related hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The design used for the study was descriptive survey. Questionnaire was used to generate data for the study. The data were analyzed using Pearson Moment Correlation and Regression Analysis. The factors affecting effective implementation of Social Studies curriculum in Delta State Teachers Training Colleges stemed from inappropriate use of teaching methods, inability of social studies teachers to implement the curriculum adequately to the understanding of the students and teachers' inability to use good constructive questions during teaching and learning process in the classroom. The continued and persistent presence of these factors affected negatively the quality of academic standard of Social studies education in the colleges. For these reasons, it was recommended that good constructive questions to facilitate teaching and learning should be practised and used by the teachers. Also, Social Studies teachers should display professional competence to be effective in the school system.