Examining the Yoruba socio-philosophical perspectives on education: Implications for teacher education
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Faculty of Education, University of Lagos
The research was premised on the fact that despite the increasing drive of globalization and its implications on the conservational and transformational capacities of education systems, teacher education as a process of developing skilled manpower to drive quality development in local and global settings cannot be totally insulated from the socio-cultural context of practice; frameworks of which are often reflected through thoughts, beliefs and sayings of a particular society. Guided by the principles and philosophy of Education of Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria, the study analysed sample Yoruba proverbs, idioms and clichés, determined their relevance to modern conception of education and proposed how these can impact on the purpose and processes of teacher education in Nigeria. The study through its extensive analysis of local philosophies affirmed that traditional African culture could serve the dual purposes of conservation and transformation in education.
Teacher Education, Yoruba proverbs, culture, curriculum, knowledge, wisdom, functional education
Adeosun, A. O. & Ayinde, A. (2013). Examining the Yoruba socio-philosophical perspectives on education: Implications for teacher education. Lagos Education Review(ISSN 0331-9237); 13(1); 152-164