Education in Africa for the Twenty First Century: Perspectives for Change

Abstract

Education in its widest sense is at cross roads of societal development and change. The key to understanding the situation of education is to recognize that it is neither an isolated phenomenon nor a dependent one; it receives and contributes, it creates and created. It is at its creative best when it is interwoven with the total socio-human knowledge environment of the future. Therefore, meaningful socio-economic development without the right type and appropriate quality of education is a dictum because it is an indispensable safeguard for the full development of the human personality and the environment. However in view of this, there is need to reposition education in the 21st century to measure up with occurrences of global development as a result of knowledge. Therefore this work reviews the knowledge based economy, the 21st century economy and education for change in Africa and Nigeria in particular.



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Olatunbosun Ogunseemi, College of Education, Nigeria
A.O Fasuyi, College of Education, Nigeria
O.O Boris, College of Education, Nigeria

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Conference: IICE2015
Stream: Professional concerns

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