The Child Rearing and Child Development in Nigeria: Implications for School Curriculum Planners

By Babajide Gboyega Abidogun.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper discusses the indigenous child rearing practices and development in Nigeria and how it affects the child’s upbringing. It also reveals that the way a child is reared greatly influences the child’s development mentally, socially, emotionally, physically and morally.However in recent times, educational institutions such as Nursery & Day care centres have taken over the responsibility of rearing the child.The paper suggests that the school curriculum should be improved on to include the rudiments needed for child rearing and development and also teachers as custodians of ethnics and moral should make sure that these rudiments in the curriculum are transmitted to the children.

Keywords: Indigenous Child Rearing Patterns, Development in Nigeria, Child’s Upbringing, School Curriculum

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp.169-172. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 488.680KB).

Babajide Gboyega Abidogun

Lecturer, Dept. of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Babajide Abidogun is a Lecturer in the Department of Education, Lagos State University, Nigeria. A specialist in Early Childhood Education having M.Ed.(early Childhood Education) a PhD in view. He has presented papers at other major conferences e.g. The International Conference "Re-Thinking Educational Change" at Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.

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