Students' perception of character education and social values for greater productivity in social studies education
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SOCIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (SOSAN)
The essence of education is to help impart, preserve and understand values in teaching and learning under the guide of instructional best practices in schools. Hence, there is the need to implement and promote character education and social values as formal school-based programs. The paper examined students’ perception of character education and social values for greater productivity in social studies education. The study adopted descriptive survey design and the population for the study comprised all the NCE 2 – 3 students from four (4) Colleges of Education in Lagos State. The sample for the study comprised 300 students from the four colleges of education. The instrument for data collection was a constructed questionnaire titled, Students Perception of Character Education and Social Values for Greater Productivity in Social Studies Education Student’s Questionnaire (CESVGPSSEQ). The instrument for the study was validated by the experts and the data collected was analysed using the inferential statistics of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient to test the null hypothesesstated. The findings show that a significant relationship exists between character education and the promotion of greater productivity in social studies education, a significant relationship exist between receiving character education in rural and urban schools and a significant relationship exists between character education and social values in social studies. It was recommended that Government should make character education an imposing challenge on parents and educators, to instill in the children the needed social values of the society by means of orientation; curriculum experts should include character education to in social studies curriculum at all levels since the school is seen as a place where students feel a sense of closeness and connection to others; conferences, seminars and workshops should be organized regularly to train teachers adequately on how to impart these needed knowledge to the students.
Students' perception , Character education , Social values , Productivity , Social studies education , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Adebayo, A., Olatunde, F. and Obaje, F. (2016). Students' perception of character education and social values for greater productivity in social studies education