Operation of the Handicraft Element of Primary and Junior Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Technological Adavancement in Nigeria

Nath Abraham, Lois Nkechi Abraham, Mark Leigha

Abstract


Technological advancement has been related to national economic growth and poverty reduction by both national and

international analysts. Development of indigenous skills (handicrafts or handiwork) is seen as central to successful

administration of indigenous skill development critical for solution of contemporary problems in society. In Nigeria, the

desire to develop local craft as a basis for technology appreciation and application is well articulated in the National

Policy on Education, especially in the basic (primary and junior secondary) education curriculum. It is expedient

therefore, to examine the operation of the handicraft element of the basic education curriculum and determine the

implications on the nation’s strive to achieve technological advancement. Consequently, relevant terms were

conceptualized; the implications for policy operation were treated, and parameters for better operation such as provision

of basic infrastructures (libraries, laboratories, workshops, etc), training of local craft teaching staff, in addition to

adequate financing were recommended.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/wje.v2n3p94

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