International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Teaching Social Ethics in Early Childhood Classrooms: A Panacea for Promoting Peaceful Nigerian Society
OLOWE Peter Kayode, KUTELU Bukola Olaronke, MAJEBI Oluyemisi Idowu

Despite the attempts that have been made to promote justice and tranquility by international communities, and organisations as well as Nigerian government at national, state and local levels, evidence abound that the world and especially the Nigerian society still face various social problems like conflict, war, terrorism, declining work ethics, diminished civic responsibility, dishonesty and growing disrespect for elders among others. To overcome these problems, societies need to consciously inculcate the skills for promoting social ethics, early in young children. It is based on this premise that this paper argues that early childhood period is most effective and vital in inculcating skills for upholding social ethics in order to promote justice and peace in the Nigerian society. The paper discusses what social ethics means in early childhood, it discusses the process of inculcating the skills in early childhood classrooms and presents the implications such skills have for social and moral development of the Nigerian society.

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