Effects of Social Studies Education on National Integration Among Jss Students in Lagos State.

by Okechukwu , Anthony Ekeamadi , MEd

Abstract (Summary)
This research work was conducted to evaluate the effects of Social Studies education on national integration among junior secondary school students in Lagos state. The descriptive survey research design was used in carrying out the study hence it required the collection of data from a large number of respondents within the limited time scheduled for the completion of the project, and in doing this, relev ant research questions were asked and hypotheses were formulated to test them in order to show the findings of the study. A questionnaire was designed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor which was then administered to the respondents for the generation of data. A total of 400 respondents comprising 200 boys and 200 girls were selected through simple random sampling method to generate the sample size. The sample size was considered adequate and representative because all the students were of si milar age, although they were drawn from different schools. The analysis of the data collected from respondents was carried out with the use of percentage and frequency distribution tables, while the hypotheses formulated for the study were tested using ch isquare statistical tools to establish their correctness or otherwise. The findings made from the study revealed that; Social Studies education is an effective tool for the achievement of national integration among junior secondary school students in Lag os state; Social Studies education imparts knowledge of patriotic and democratic skills among junior secondary school students in Lagos state; teaching methods affect students’ comprehension of subject matter being taught; Social Studies education classroom practices and activities, especially teacher to students and student to student relationships improves general relations among junior secondary school students in Lagos state. It was therefore recommended among other things, that the concepts of culture, religion, tolerance, intertribal marriage and cooperation, unity, patriotism and nationalism should be well taught to students at junior secondary schools.
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Advisor:Dr. A. Adebayo

School:Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus

School Location:USA - Hawaii

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Effects of Social Studies on National Integration


Date of Publication:07/30/2018

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