Culture, education and philosophy: towards an effective integration into Nigerian school curriculum
Culture and education are inseparable. Effective education then should respond importantly to cultural needs. On the contrary, education in Nigeria appears not to serve most of our cultural needs as it is in most cases incapable of offering effective responses to social challenges. Using the analytical and prescriptive methods of philosophy, this research articulated some elements of culture based education to expose the conditions of Nigerian education. Some basic principles for an effective culture based education drawn from the characteristics of culture in our Nigerian context were outlined attempting to provide answers to related questions raised. The paper concluded that some aspects of our education do not reflect Nigerian culture as the case should be. Some relevant suggestions were made.
Keywords: Culture, education, Philosophy, integration and effectiveness