PQE 001 – History of Education – Course Contents
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|PQE 001: History of Education|
|Category D:||Category C:||Category B:||Category A:|
|NCE Teachers||Graduate Teachers||Master Teachers||Doctoral Teachers|
|History of||Concept and Rationale of
History of Education; History of Ancient Greek and Roman Education; African Traditional Education; Islamic Education in Nigeria; Onset of Western Education in Nigeria; Nigerian Education after Independence in 1960; Evolution of primary and Junior Secondary Education in Nigeria.
|Concept and Rationale of||A survey of education
history from the ancient time to date; Ancient Western and traditional African education systems; Global contemporary education practices; History of Education in Nigeria; Significant landmarks in the emergence, development and growth of higher education in Nigeria.
|Educational development in|
|Western,||History of Education;||Nigeria with emphasis on|
|traditional and||History of Ancient Greek||the evolution of current|
|Islamic||and Roman Education;||educational policies and|
|Education in||African Traditional||practices. Traditional,|
|Nigeria and||Education; Islamic||Islamic and modern systems|
|their impact on
present system of Education in Nigeria
|Education in Nigeria;
Onset of Western Education in Nigeria; Nigerian Education after Independence in 1960; Evolution of primary and Junior Secondary
|of education in Nigeria. The
role of educational supervisory commissions in policy making. The
National Policy on Education and the Nigerian Constitution.
|Relating current||Appraising Nigeria‟s|
|educational system,||general educational|
|polices, challenges and
successes to the history of Western, Traditional and Islamic Education in Nigeria.
|challenges and proposing
remedies in the context of historical lessons and experiences of Nigeria and other countries.
|Overview of the National Policy on Education – The national philosophy, objectives and directive principles related to education; the national educational philosophy,
goals and values; types of education and critical issues recognized by the
|National Policy on
Education; etc. Traditional African Education, its functionality and relationship with modern education.
Brief account of the Early Greek and Roman Education in the Western World.
Introduction of Christian Missionary/Western Education to Nigeria: Covering the pre-colonial through the
Independence to the present time.
Origin and development of Islamic Education in Nigeria.
Current issues in
Nigerian Education: The
6-3-3-4 system; the prospects and constraints of the PPP – Public Private Partnership – model in the ownership and control of education; etc.
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