Teachers’ Involvement and Role in Climate Change Curriculum Development and Implementation in Nigerian Secondary Educational System

Ndum Victor Etim, Stella-Maris Okey


The teacher has become the focus of attention in modern world because of his unique roles in the society. It is daily becoming increasingly clear that no nation can rise or develop without the right caliber of teachers. Curriculum is an indispensable instrument in any educational programme. It has often been contended that its fundamental nature derives from the fact that it is the very foundation for any education system. There is a strong desire for climate change issues to be taught as cross-cutting themes across disciplines, which would require considerable wide-scale developments in curricula. This position paper therefore considered the whole web of issues surrounding the teachers’ involvement and the role played in climate change curriculum development and implementation in Nigerian secondary educational system. The paper recommended amongst others that teachers should be informed, trained and involved in the process of climate change curriculum development and implementation. Most reforms should be initiated from the grassroots, bottom-up, particularly by teachers who are on the field and know what and where a change is needed. Curriculum emerging through this process will be more acceptable.

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