ERIC Number: ED060251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the National Curriculum Conference, 8-12 September, 1969.
Adaralegbe, Adeniji, Ed.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the report generated by the National Curriculum Conference organized by the Nigeria Educational Research Council, as part of its search for an appropriate philosophy of education for Nigeria. The needs of youth, the needs of society, and the substance of the curriculum were the three main categories discussed at the conference. A national philosophy of education was discussed and enunciated. Four general goals were proposed: (1) the inculcation of right values, (2) the training of the mind about the world; (3) the acquisition of appropriate skills; and (4) the acquisition of relevant data. A paper on the purpose of elementary education identified the social foundations of any meaningful education and urged greater emphasis on moral education. For the new Nigerian secondary schools, diversification of curriculum, encouragement of self reliance, and training to think independently were all expressed goals. The functions of a Nigerian university should be research, teaching, criticizing national policy and contributing to it, and community service. The teacher was seen as the key person in the entire scheme. Women's education is sought on an equal level with that of men. It was generally agreed that educational systems had failed to train for the good life. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Moral Values, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Universities, Womens Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nigeria Educational Research Council, Lagos.
Identifiers: Educational Research Council of America; Nigeria