The Relevance Of Nyerere 's Philosophy Of Education Essay

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Research Question 2 What are views on the relevance of Nyerere’s philosophy of education based on education for self-reliance and education for liberation towards academically oriented university education? Table 2 presents the distribution of responses on a likert scale on the perceived relevance of Nyerere’s philosophy of education based on education for self-reliance and education for liberation. The codes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 corresponded to Strongly Disagree (SD), Disagree (D), Neutral (N), Agree (A) and Strongly Agree (SA) respectively. From table 2, it is evident that all the items scored more than 50%. Aspects of cognitive domain such as; students should find out information from a variety of sources themselves (62.6%), lecturer being a guide (midwife) during learning (79.2%), encouraging problem solving approaches (66.2%) and lecture halls should be a place where ideas are freely expressed (59.6%) were agreed upon by respondents. Features of psychomotor domain such as; assessment to consider both academic abilities and the work done for the learning institution and community (78.6%), learners to be prepared for both white-collar and blue collar jobs (67.25%), Practical subjects should be emphasized in the curriculum (70.2%), trained teachers to improvise some teaching media to make teaching more effective (62.6%) and education should be a liberating process that increases human freedom and make learners creators (66.6%) were also concurred with. Aspects of affective
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