The Teacher Factor in Enhancing Quality Assurance in the Teaching/Learning of Social Studies

E. O. Okobia


This paper examines quality assurance in social studies teaching. The laudable objectives of social studies in making students competent in decision making, problem solving, dealing with change and developing attitudes appropriate for effective citizenship in a pluralist democratic society, cannot be achieved without efficient and effective teaching of the subject. Therefore this paper examines the concept of quality assurance in relation to teaching and learning of social studies. It discusses the role of social studies education in Nigerian schools. It also examines how professionally trained, skilled and motivated teachers in adequate numbers in the school system can enhance quality assurance in social studies education. Finally, recommendations are made on strategies to improve opportunities for high quality teaching and learning in social studies.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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