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Assessment of the NCCE General English Curriculum in the Light of Modern Curriculum and the Reforms
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 3 (September)
Pages: 27-30   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Shola Sunday Olanipekun, General Studies Education Department, College of Education (tech.), Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.
[2]
Ebenezer Omoniyi Onabanjo, General Studies Education Department, College of Education (tech.), Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Abstract
The paper assessed the correlation between the General English curriculum of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the modern concept of the curriculum. Having stressed the essence of General English, the importance of the College of Education in the Nigeria education system; the paper briefly reviewed steps involved in the evolution of modern curriculum and the criteria for selecting teaching experiences. This is followed by a kin criticism of the General English curriculum vis à-vis the modern concept of the curriculum. Aspects of the curriculum that required reforms were identified. Finally, strategies for the implementation of the advocated reforms were suggested.
Keywords
General English, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Modern Curriculum,Short-Comings and the Reforms
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