A GROUP ASSIGNMENT ON CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION
on the topic
GROUP F MEMBERS
OSIGBEMHE PENGARSUS ----- PG/13/14/222644
EJEBE JOY OMENA ----- PG/13/14/222424
OKROTOR FAITH O. ----- PG/13/14/222676
ONOHARIGHO FESTUS DAFE ----- PG/13/14/222541
AGBAGWU AUGUSTINE OGONNE ----- PG/13/14/222761
AYENI URUEMUVERERE ----- PG/13/14/221768
OMUTA A. CHARLES ----- PG/13/14/222829
AKORODA O. LUCKY ----- PG/13/14/222720
FACTORS THAT TRIGGER CURRICULUM REFORM
Nigerian educational system has gone through various developments and reforms viz-a-viz curriculum issues. But these issues cannot be discussed in toto without first and foremost bring to fore what curriculum reform connotes.
DEFINITIONS OF CURRICULUM AND REFORM
The term reform is etymologically derived from the Latin root reformare which means “to shape, to reconfigure, to make different”. It is a verb that refers to improvement by alteration, a correction of error or removal of defects (Yahoo Education, 2007). But mere change does not mean improvement but this must be geared towards changing something into a better form or condition.
The term curriculum is shrouded in definitional controversy, so much so that it would require a book-length treatment to begin to deal with it (Schubert 1986). As a course of study offered in school, college and other institutions, Longman Group (1987), defines curriculum as a set of learning experiences planned to influence learners to bring about the objectives of education.
But for the purpose of this discussion, Curriculum is defined as a structured plan of action that guides the process of education.
BRIEF HISTORY OF CURRICULUM REFORM IN NIGERIA
Educational or Curriculum reforms emanate from the basic conviction that considerable progress...