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Title:An aspect of the content of history in the Western State of Nigeria grammar schools
Author:Adejunmobi, S.A.
Periodical:African Journal of Educational Research
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:history education
secondary education
Abstract:Main objective was to examine the reasons why history as a secondary school subject is relatively unpopular in the Western State of Nigeria. It is placed seventh out of eleven subjects. The study was carried out through a survey of teacher opinion. The purpose was to provide an empirical understanding to curriculum development in history. Survey data consisted of 32 teachers drawn from a stratified random sample of 30 grammar schools in the State and 39 teacher-trainees pursuing both the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education courses. The findings established the validity of the oft-repeated educational dictum that it is easier to learn 'from the known to the unknown'. Subjects consistently gave higher rankings to local historical topics. Ref., tables.