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Consideration of Culture in Development of Home Economics Curriculum in Nigeria

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This paper tries to examine the consideration of culture in the development of HomeEconomics curriculum in Nigeria. The cultural element which the school draws from include the society’s values, norms, religion, belief, languages, customs e.t.c and other attributes which are transmitted and local acquired. The role of culture in school should be appreciated particularly in HomeEconomics curriculum development which is practically oriented subject that deals with people’s clothing, feeding, housekeeping, e.t.c. This will be a guide towards helping the teachers of the subject know how to deal students with culural diversity.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 15)
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97-104
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U. C. Oguzor, "Consideration of Culture in Development of Home Economics Curriculum in Nigeria", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 15, pp. 97-104, 2014
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October 2013
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[1] Federal Government Syllabus for Grade II Teacher Training, Curriculum for Home Economics (Lagos, Nigeria, 1974), Pg. 214.

[2] Iyamu E. O (2005). Culture in the development of curriculum. Pg. 84: (2005).

[3] Olaitan S. O (2001). Introduction to the teaching of Home economics Pg. 59.

[4] Okobiah O. S (1984). The New National Policy on Education and the Development of social studies curriculum for Nigeria schools, Nigerian Journal of curriculum studies, Vol. III, No. 1 (1984).

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[8] Tittenbrun J., International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 2 (2014) 20-40. ( Received 04 October 2013; accepted 31 October 2013 ).

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