NYIESAN, PATRICK BSU/VTE/M.SC/11/3489
Post date: Mar 31, 2014 2:25:55 PM
1. The three national issues that commonly prompt and shape changes in curriculum and educational systems are
i. Changes necessitated by feedback from curriculum evaluation.
ii. Changes in what is known about learning experiences.
iii. Changes in the objectives of education emanating from changes in social values, beliefs, traditions etc
2. The various participants or stakeholders involved in education reforms and curriculum changes and their respective roles in policy formulation are as follows:
ii. Assistant headmaster
v. Local government or state education officers
vi. Curriculum developers
vii. Lay citizens
ix. Interested political officers
3. The potential problems to curriculum change
i. Denial of teacher involvement
ii. Capabilities of the teachers to successfully effect the change.
iii. Lack of funds
iv. The health status of the school facilities
4. Ways of managing/dealing with conflict
i. Involvement of teachers in curriculum change
ii. Teachers should be change in refresher courses to update their knowledge.
iii. Government at all levels should appropriate funds from their annual budget for the purpose of curriculum change.
iv. School facilities should be improved to take care of changes that may arise in curriculum change.
5. Examples of sensitive challenging curriculum policy in Nigeria in particular; social-political and cultural contex.
i. Religious beliefs
ii. Political favoritism
iii. Cultural discrimination