Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences 2024-07-10T08:51:06+00:00 Advance Scholars Publication Open Journal Systems <p>Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences is a double-blind peer-reviewed refereed open access journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of Education social sciences monthly. The journal is devoted to the publication of high quality papers on theoretical and practical aspects of Educational and social science research. Advance Journal of Education and Social Science is published by International Institute of Advance Scholars Development, United Kingdom (UK). The aim of AJESS is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on Educational and social advancements, and establishing new collaborations in these areas. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews are invited for publication in all areas of Education and social sciences</p> THE INFLUENCE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA 2024-07-03T13:23:56+00:00 Felicia John <p>The importance of technology in universities is growing, and it is essential for libraries and information professionals to familiarize themselves with these technologies. Digital literacy development is now a crucial part of educational curriculums, and new library technologies such as bibliographic reference management software, learning systems design software, electronic copyrights management software, artificial intelligence software and the host of others are becoming integral to university environments. Classroom management software and automated libraries also play a role in the sprouting landscape of university libraries. Furthermore, integrated discovery software has momentously influenced university libraries, and they are increasingly venturing into digital content creation. This paper provides an overview of the emerging trends in library technology, specifically focusing on federal university libraries and urged librarians to encirclement these developments to meet the emergent needs of information users.</p> 2024-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences REALIZATION OF FACULTY ON THE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT OF THE ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY BAUCHI LIBRARY 2024-07-03T14:15:14+00:00 Ayuba Abdullahi Khalid Haruna Bala <p>This study explores the faculty consciousness on the collection development of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi library among faculty members of faculty of technology education revealed knowledge and issues that affects this awareness. The study is capable of establishing the faculty involvement in the collection development of the library, consequently bring forward some recommendations that might be valuable for the library to further improve its services.</p> 2024-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences DESIGNING BASIC TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM TO ACCELERATE CREATIVITY AND SKILLS ACQUISITION AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA: TEACHERS' PERCEPTION 2024-07-08T10:20:30+00:00 Victor Ojorka Akor Umor Augustine Okonny Joseph Ojoniko Ameh <p>This paper investigated designing basic technology curriculum to accelerate creativity and skills acquisition among junior secondary school students in Nigeria. The research work used descriptive survey design with a population of 88 teachers and a sample size of 50 derived by stratified disproportionate sampling technique. The study was guided by two research questions. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire by the researchers with 18 items measured on a modified 4-point Likert scale. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability coefficient of the instrument 0.75 was calculated using Cronbachalpha. Data analysis was done using mean and standard deviation. Findings showed that the current basic technology curriculum develops creativity and skills acquisition in the student, and that the curriculum could be reviewed to include other areas that would make the students do better in the wider society. It was recommended that teachers should enhance their skills for curriculum implementation to boost students’ interest in the subject basic technology learning for creativity, the present tempo of the workshop experience of the students should be maintained to consolidate their competence in handling tools in a chosen endeavor in the future, principals should liase with the government to make available to the schools the needed equipment that would boost the productivity of both the teachers and the students etc.</p> 2024-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: A CRITICAL DIGEST OF ITS FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGES 2024-07-10T08:51:06+00:00 A. Kenku Akeem Samuel Laraba Baba Olufunmilayo Adedayo <p>Philosophical research methodology in social science presents unique challenges and opportunities in understanding human behavior and societal dynamics. This paper delves into the complexities surrounding the philosophical research methodology in social science, exploring its fundamental challenges. By examining the intersection of philosophy and social science research, this study aims to elucidate the inherent difficulties researchers encounter when navigating the philosophical underpinnings of their methodologies. Through a comprehensive analysis, this paper seeks to shed light on the intricate relationship between philosophy and social science research, offering insights into the epistemological and methodological dilemmas that researchers grapple with in their quest for knowledge. Overall, the review paper recommends among other things that; addressing these challenges requires researchers in philosophical research methodology to engage in reflective practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and dialogue with both philosophical and social science communities. It also necessitates a recognition of the dynamic and evolving nature of both philosophy and the social sciences</p> <p>Public Interest Statement<br />Philosophical, Research, Methodology, Social Science, Challenges, Digest</p> 2024-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Advance Journal of Education and Social Sciences