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THE UNFINISHED AGENDA OF RE - INVENT ING SCIENCE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA : MYTH S AND POLICY OPTIONS

Jacinta A. Opara

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Abstract


Throughout history , science ha s been an important instrument per excellence for development. As a tool in technological advancement and contributing to social an d economic growth , science teaching - learning has become an accepted and indispensable aspect of the mainstream of educational systems in developed and developing countries. Globalization has its challenges amongst which conversation of the environment, population explosion, desertification, soil eros ion, pollution, HIV/AIDS and increased use of science and technology. It is imperative to strengthen all the instruments of Science, Technology and Mathematics ( STM ) education especially the curriculum so that may equip learners adequately for survival in age that will be dominated by science and high technology. The close and mutual beneficial trilateral relationship among STM education will equip the learner with functional scientific knowledge for technological develo pment. This issue becomes important once again in resonating with research on STM education as a w ay forward in the context of globalization .

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