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ERIC Number: EJ1109449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Should Be Goal of Education: What Should Be Taught? And How Should It Be Taught?
Kayode, Bakare Kazeem; Nasirudeen, Abdulwasiu Isiaq; Al-Hasani, Syed Mahbubul Alam
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n21 p138-143 2016
The role of education is to be reflective (about what? Why? and how?) in preserving the civilization identity and human capability of a nation. This is particularly true because education is the cornerstone to building human capability and capacity that can develop a country. A well-formulated educational goal will serve as a moral compass for individuals in order to be fully aware of the reasons behind their existence. Education should lead a person to be reflective of his/her life, jettison vague norms or ideas and to chat the future on the right direction. Determining or articulating the goals of education have always been a challenge, be it present or in the past due to it multifaceted manifestation in a different aspect of society. This study provides a capsule representation of what should be the goal (s) of education by looking into arguments and opinions of past education philosophers and scholars. It is concluded that the goal of education is diverse along historically and civilization spectrum but the essence--as human development remains its nucleus.
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Objectives, Reflection, Norms, Educational Philosophy, Islam, Western Civilization, Non Western Civilization
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