Share This Article:

Philosophy of Education: A Tool for National Development?

Abstract Full-Text HTML Download Download as PDF (Size:847KB) PP. 372-377
DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.43040    44,279 Downloads   56,039 Views   Citations
Author(s)    Leave a comment

ABSTRACT

This paper is an exposition on the theoretical and practical relevance of educational philosophy to national development. It postulated that philosophical ideas have been responsible for shaping the development of societies through the channels of education. Contextually, the concepts of “education”, “philosophy”, and the nexus between philosophy and philosophy of education were articulated. The term “development” was analyzed. The paper examined philosophy of education as a tool in the development of the nation from the perspective of men’s capacity to think more critically and reflectively. Seen also from men’s pursuit for wisdom, the good life, educational policy formulation and the intellectual development of the teacher and the learner in their educational practice, relevant implications and recommendations were proffered based at the end of the paper.

Cite this paper

Abiogu, G. (2014) Philosophy of Education: A Tool for National Development?. Open Journal of Philosophy, 4, 372-377. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.43040.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References

[1] Adaeze, C. O. (2003). Introduction to Philosophy. Kaduna: Shomac Publications.
[2] Akinpelu, J. A. (2005). Essays in Philosophy and Education. Lagos: Stirling-Horden Publishers (Nig.) Ltd.
[3] Amaele, S. (2005). Understanding the Philosophy of Education. Ibadan: Bounty Press Ltd.
[4] Babarinde, K., & Farayola, J. A. (2005). Kantain Moral Test for Deregulating Education in Developing Societies. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy, 12, 8-13.
[5] Donald, A. C. (1994). Fifty Readings in Philosophy (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
[6] Federal Government of Nigeria (2004). National Policy on Education (4th ed.). Yaba: NERDC Press.
[7] Lavine, T. Z. (1984). From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest. USA: Bantm Books.
[8] Mango, H. (2011). Relevance of Philosophy of Education to National Development. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy, 22, 1-14.
[9] Ogundowole, E. K. (2004). Philosophy and Society. Akoka: Correct Counsels Limited.
[10] Okoh, J. D. (1998). Philosophy of Education: The Basics. Owerri: Corporate Impressions.
[11] Oroka, O. (2010). The Relevance of Philosophy of Education. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy, 1, 1-5.
[12] Oyedepo, D. (2000). Towards Mental Exploits. Lagos: Dominion Publishing House.
[13] Reid, L. A. (1972). Philosophy and Theory of Education. In R. D. Archambault (Ed.), Philosophical Analysis and Education. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
[14] Shaaba, M. M. (2010). The Relevance of Philosophy of Education to Good Governance. Nigerian Journal of Educational Philosophy, 1, 15-21.
[15] Umo, U. C. (2005). Qualitative Primary Education in Nigeria. Journal of Qualitative Education, 1, 35-42.

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.