The Need for Environmental Secondary Education in Nigeria

Topics: Education, Environment, Natural environment Pages: 192 (46010 words) Published: October 16, 2012
THE NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN SECONDARY
EDUCATION LEVEL IN NIGERIA: Problems and Challenges

International Masters Degree Thesis on Environmental Policy
Year 2004

Made by:
Agnes Chizor Ogueri
Supervised by:
Thomas G. Whiston

Department of Environment, Technology and Social Studies
Roskilde University, Denmark

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED…………………………………ix ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…………………………………………xi ABTRACT…………………………………………………………..1 CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION…………………………………….2 1.1. General overview ............................................................................................... 2 1.2. Background of the study .................................................................................... 15 1.3. Statement of problem formulation ..................................................................... 19 1.4. Methodology ...................................................................................................... 12

REFERENCES FOR CHAPTER ONE………………………………23 CHAPTER 2. CONCEPTS/COMPONENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
EDUCATION………………………………………………………….25 2.1. Brief overview .................................................................................................... 25 2.2. Problem focusing................................................................................................ 26 2.3. Interdisciplinary / Transdisciplinary .................................................................. 27 2.4. ‘Dual’ education – employment and citizenship ................................................ 28 2.5. Community action (participation) ...................................................................... 28 2.6. Student initiative education ................................................................................ 29 2.7. Experiental education ......................................................................................... 29 2.8. Future time orientation ....................................................................................... 29 2.9. Pre-requisite to future sustainable development ................................................ 30

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REFERENCES FOR CHAPTER TWO……………………………..32 CHAPTER 3. THE NIGERIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM…………..33
3.1. Brief definition of education .............................................................................. 33 3.2. Historical sketch of Nigerian education ............................................................. 34 3.3. National policy on education.............................................................................. 37 3.4. The educational structure ................................................................................... 38 3.5. Reason for the structure...................................................................................... 41

REFERENCES FOR CHAPTER THREE…………………………..43 CHAPTER 4. SATISFACTORINESS OF THE SYSTEM……………44
4.1. Overview of the success ..................................................................................... 44 4.2. Education – key to self-actualisation ................................................................. 46 4.3. Education – key for transmission of knowledge and skills ................................ 46 4.4. Education – cultural / political development...................................................... 46 4.5. Non-satisfactoriness of the system ..................................................................... 47

REFERENCES FOR CHAPTER FOUR…………………………….52 CHAPTER 5. THE NEED FOR CHANGE………………………….53 5.1. The world global issues / challenges .................................................................. 53 5.2. ‘Wholesome development’ of individual and society ........................................ 56 5.3. New scientific and educational era..................................................................... 57 5.4. ‘Closer’ to OECD nations .................................................................................. 59 5.5....

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4. Whiston, T.G. (2001). Global sustainability: Rhetoric and reality, analysis and action – the need
for removal of knowledge – apartheid world, in Our Fragile Future World – challenges and
5. Majasan J.A (1997). Providing qualitative education in Nigerian schools. Spectrum books
limited, Ibadan
6. Isa A.H et al (2002). Nigeria education in the fourth republic. Austin printers and publishers
(Nig.) Cross Rivers State
Date: Dec. / Jan. 2003 / 2004.
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