International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 3 (2015), No. 1, Pages 38-52

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v3i1p38

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Group Dynamic Concepts in Social Studies as Correlates of Moral Values and National Unity in Nigeria

Salako Ekima Tina1  Amosun Peter Adewale1 

1Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


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Nigeria is a multilingual and multicultural nation which is characterized by ethno-religious crises and insurgencies. The introduction of an active approach to teaching would ensure effective education and socialization for transformation in Nigeria. Effective teaching of group dynamic concepts (GDC) is relevant because of the diversity of students in our schools today. GDC are selected themes which could be used to help students from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic and language groups to experience unity through academic success. While academic knowledge and skills are essential, students must also develop positive attitude and skills necessary to interact positively in our diverse nation. This study, therefore, examined group dynamism as correlate of moral values and national unity in Ogun state, Nigeria. Two null hypotheses were generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a quasi experimental design. A 30 item achievement test was administered on 150 junior secondary school (JSS) students randomly selected from five secondary schools in the south-west region of Nigeria. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The Pearson product moment correlation and Scheffe Post hoc tests were used to determine the source of significant main effect where observed. The findings of this study revealed that effective teaching of GDC could help to inculcate the desired moral values in students and this could translate into national unity in and beyond Nigeria.

Keywords: group dynamic concepts, multiculturalism, national unity, social studies

To Cite this Article: Salako, E. T., & Amosun, P. A. (2015). Group dynamic concepts in social studies as correlates of moral values and national unity in Nigeria. International Education Research, 3(1), 38-52.

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Group Dynamic Concepts in Social Studies as Correlates of Moral Values and National Unity in Nigeria