Science Education Reforms in Nigeria: Implications for Science Teachers

Abstract:

In this paper, the reforms in science education were discussed with special reference to the country Nigeria. Issues such as science curriculum development in Nigeria, features of American Association for the advancement of science, challenges of the science education reforms, and implications for science education in Nigeria were discussed. However, the paper particularly delved into highlighting the implications for the professional development of science teachers in Nigeria. In particular, attention was given to science literacy, society and technology as basic indices of science education at all levels of the educational system. Hence, conclusions and recommendations were made.