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ERIC Number: EJ994216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Philosophical and Sociological Overview of Vocational Technical Education in Nigeria
Kennedy, Odu Oji
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p274-282 Jun 2012
Vocational Technical Education is any kind of education which has the main purpose of preparing one for employment in recognized occupation. The foundation of vocational technical education is based on philosophy which was mainly established for self-employment and self-reliance of the individual(s) who partake in it. Viewing the philosophy and sociology of vocational technical education in the Nigerian school system, it is not a hidden fact that the impact of the philosophy is not felt in the society. By now, Nigeria ought to have been competing favourably with the developed nations of the world technologically. Today, it is unfortunate to mention that the country cannot boast of manufacturing a single pin by themselves. How could they have achieved this task when the philosophy of vocational education is not judiciously followed and implemented. The sociological influence of the society on vocational education has made the matter worse. Vocational technological education has remained a subordinate discipline in terms of societal recognition, adequate funding and parental/children choice. It is in view of this fact that the paper made a critique of the various aspects of the philosophy of vocational technical education and analysed the influence of the society on this profession and also made recommendations on how vocational education in Nigeria can move forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria