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Title:Education and Economic Development in Nigeria: The Need For a New Paradigm
Author:Anosike, Benji J.O.
Year:1977
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:20
Issue:2
Period:September
Pages:27-51
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:schooling
development
Education and Oral Traditions
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/523651
Abstract:This paper explores and evaluates the traditional approaches followed by Nigeria's administrators and development consultants in tackling the problem of the great reliance on western education as the dominant instrumentality in such strategies. The thrust of the effort is basically theoretical. Primary aim is to develop a theoretical framework which locates and explains the whys and wherefors of the kind of approaches that Nigeria's policy-makers have heretofore embraced. Sections: The basic problem: Nigeria's manpower situation - Western orthodox economic theory as a source of modern theory of education for economic development - Formal education's contribution to development - The chicken or egg question in education - Source of the unemployment problem - The 'non-formal education' or 'fine tuning' remedy: orthodox proposition II - Conclusion. Ref., notes, tables.
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