REPOSITIONING EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Eboh R.N. (Ph.D)& Egwu I.G.
Department of Social Studies
College of Education, Agbor
The paper discussed some of the needed paradigm shift for repositioning educational curriculum for sustainable development in Nigeria. It went further to analyze the views of various scholars about repositioning of educational curriculum for sustainable development which is globally acknowledged. This is because no nation can grow adequately without appropriate curriculum that will reflect the changes in the society. This paper examines the concept of education, curriculum as the bridge between education and development; the importance and factors that bring about the repositioning of educational curriculum. The paper recommends that curriculum should not be static, but dynamic to meet the changing needs of the society. The curriculum should be repositioned and structured in such a way that the learners will acquire relevant skills which enable them to develop themselves, the society and also contribute to sustainable development of the country. There is need for adequate funding of teacher education for the purpose of implementing the curriculum knowing fully well that national transformation depends on qualitative teacher education.
Key Words: Educational Curriculum, Repositioning and Sustainable development.