Value Orientation through Social Studies and Students’ Adjustment to Delinquent Social Behaviour in Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District of Nigeria
|Author(s)||by David E. Ukpong, Mfon E. Jonah, John E. Jonah|
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Values may be acquired through formal education or through the family, mass media and other agents of interaction, but adjustment can also develop from within oneself. Education is capable of not only teaching but transmitting values to children. Students in junior secondary schools in Akwa Ibom North east senatorial district of Akwa Ibom State have been given the benefits of value orientation through the social studies in order to promote their ethical character. Based on research findings and other information outlets, we can say that these children are more socially adjusted to delinquent behaviours like truancy, drug abuse, examination malpractice and teenage pregnancy than their counterparts who are not exposed to value orientation through social studies education. This paper therefore recommends that the increasing moral problems in our society today can be arrested through the teaching of value education in our schools and this would make our children socially adjusted to delinquent behaviours commonly observed among them.
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