Philosophy and education: As needs/interests and curricullum objectives with counsellling implication

  • EK Ethothi
  • DO Effiom
  • IE Bassey


The paper seeks to bring out the relationship between philosophy and education as disciplines that depend on one another. Needs and interests of anation are seen to be generatedby philosophy while education through dependable methods work towards the achievement of these needa and interests. The objectives of a nation are generated for the needs and interests of that nation, which are broken down jinto a document called curriculum. The curriculum is seen as the process of determining and pursuing set societal objectives through the instrument of the school. Counselling implications proffered among others that individuals should make room to accommodate changes as they come and that such changes should not be seen as defeat of status quo but as improvements of it.

Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8(1) 2005: 168-173




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