Impacts of Dewey’s Educational Ideas on Nigeria’s Educational System

  • O Columbus


Education entails leading man out from ‘darkness to light’, from ‘nature to nurture’ and from ‘animality to humanity’. Dewey’s educational ideas have structured the educational foundation of civilized societies, and are currently molding that of the civilizing ones, including Nigeria. A meticulous look at the nation’s National Policy on Education reveals the depth and magnitude of inspiration derived from these ideas. A practical experience with education administrators discloses an atmosphere of a longing for the removal of all barriers towards implementing Dewey’s projections. However, his ‘relativization’ of values has left the Nigerian education industry worst off in terms of discipline and moral rectitude.

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