Dr. Unimna F. A. and Ameh, Paulina Mercy
This paper examined Social Studies Curriculum Evaluation: Issues, Problems and Prospects in the 21st Century. Social Studies curriculum Evaluation being viewed as an integrated study of multiple field of Social Science and Humanities, including History, Political science and Geographical settings. Evaluating the discipline to meet the standard of the 21st century, there is need for availability of manpower, procurement of Educational facilities and appropriate teaching strategies, to meet the standard of the 21st century. Educationist and policy makers appear to be in an unending search for better ways to teach the subject and to apply it in providing solutions to the needs of our society. Students all over the country have consistently had difficulties learning and understanding Social Studies because of issues and problems in social studies curriculum evaluation such as lack of proper Educational policy implementation, insufficient funding, and knowledge explosion among others. Therefore, the need to introduce Social Studies to children at an early age of (early primary) for familiarization to the cultures, the norms, values of our society, thereby building on the existing informal knowledge. The knowledge of Social Studies curriculum evaluation equipped the citizen with the knowledge of the cultural settings, home background which as well encourage and arouse the children’s interest of Social Studies. Lastly the knowledge of Social Studies goes a long way in promoting economic growth and national recognition like other countries around the globe who seek innovative ways to promote growth and national development to stand the test of the 21st century.