International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79

Full Length Research Paper

Developing Nigerian integrated science curriculum

Oludipe, Daniel Idowu
  Integrated Science Department, Tai Solari College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2011



Nigerian educational system has gone through various developments and changes viz-a-viz curriculum issues. The dynamic nature of the curriculum process informed the write-up of this paper. The selection and organization of curriculum content is one of the problems associated with the Nigerian educational system. This paper reviewed the genesis of integrated science curriculum development in Nigeria to ascertain its present status. In doing so, this paper defines the concepts of curriculum and curriculum development. This paper also discussed the process of curriculum development, analysed the current curriculum in integrated science and emphasised some of the short-comings of the design in relation to its implementation in the classroom. This paper also identified and discussed some of the fundamental problems in Nigerian integrated science education that are militating against the achievement of integrated science curriculum objectives, and profferred useful recommendations.


Key words: Curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum objective, integrated science.