JOHN DEWEY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: A SOLUTION TO UNEMPLOYMENT PHENOMENON IN NIGERIA

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Year-Number: 2019-16
Number of pages: 344-350
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The problem of unemployment has been a long-standing phenomenon which appears to have defied various approaches channeled towards solving this burning issue. A possible cause of the failure of these approaches is that these approaches are wrong and are devoid of the appropriate philosophy, hence the unending increase in unemployment figures in the country, which is also partly occasioned by yearly turn out of graduates into the labour market who pass out without the relevant philosophy of education tailored towards this purpose. This is where John Dewey’s educational philosophy becomes the solution since it equips one with the skills to cope and to develop strategies for difficult economic situation. This paper explores this assertion in Dewey’s philosophy of education which is a type of pragmatism.

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The problem of unemployment has been a long-standing phenomenon which appears to have defied various approaches channeled towards solving this burning issue. A possible cause of the failure of these approaches is that these approaches are wrong and are devoid of the appropriate philosophy, hence the unending increase in unemployment figures in the country, which is also partly occasioned by yearly turn out of graduates into the labour market who pass out without the relevant philosophy of education tailored towards this purpose. This is where John Dewey’s educational philosophy becomes the solution since it equips one with the skills to cope and to develop strategies for difficult economic situation. This paper explores this assertion in Dewey’s philosophy of education which is a type of pragmatism.

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