Comparative Education Education Education is very difficult to pin to a particular definition, because the concept may be perceived from

different angles. The concept has been traced to two Latin words. The Latin words are (a) educere and (b) educare. While educere can be interpreted as "to draw out" or "to lead out", Educare on the other hand means "to nourish" "to bring up or "to raise". The interpretations of two Latin words no doubt, are more than what can be offered by the school alone. Adesina (1985) noted that education is always related to variable such as purpose of the learner, the aim of the teacher as well as the technological problems of the society. He, therefore, defines education as: The tool for the integration of the individual effectively into a society so that the individual can achieve self-realization, develop national consciousness, promote unity and strive for social, economic, political, scientific cultural and technological process. While relating education to culture, Nduka (1982) sees the concept as the process of cultural transmission of the people at least part of such culture from one generation to the next. Education, according to Lester Smith cited by Osokoya (1987), is the culture which each generation purposely gives to those who are to be its successors in order to qualify them for at least keeping, and if possible for raising the level of improvement which has been attained. Horton, cited by Akinpelu (1984) sees education as an enabling agency by which the Africans could restore their self confidence, and make those who doubted the humanity of Africans begin to revise their views and learn to respect Africans.Education according to Nyerere (1982) is the transmission of accumulated wisdom and knowledge of the society from one generation to the next and also to prepare the young people for their future membership of the society in which they find themselves. At this juncture, we can define education as a process through which an individual becomes integrated into his society, becomes a promoter of his societal culture, contributor to the development of his society and becomes an adult who will be able to stand on his own.

Comparative Education Education Education is very difficult to pin to a particular definition, because the concept may be perceived from different angles. The concept has been traced to two Latin words. The Latin words are (a) educere and (b) educare. While educere can be interpreted as "to draw out" or "to lead out", Educare on the other hand means "to nourish" "to bring up or "to raise". The interpretations of two Latin words no doubt, are more than what can be offered by the school alone. Adesina (1985) noted that education is always related to variable such as purpose of the learner, the aim of the teacher as well as the technological problems of the society. He, therefore, defines education as: The tool for the integration of the individual effectively into a society so that the individual can achieve self-realization, develop national consciousness, promote unity and strive for social, economic, political, scientific cultural and technological process. While relating education to culture, Nduka (1982) sees the concept as the process of cultural transmission of the people at least part of such culture from one generation to the next. Education, according to Lester Smith cited by Osokoya (1987), is the culture which each generation purposely gives to those who are to be its successors in order to qualify them for at least keeping, and if possible for raising the level of improvement which has been attained. Horton, cited by Akinpelu (1984) sees education as an enabling agency by which the Africans could restore their self confidence, and make those who doubted the humanity of Africans begin to revise their views and learn to respect Africans. Education according to Nyerere (1982) is the transmission of accumulated wisdom and knowledge of the society from one generation to the next and also to prepare the young people for their future membership of the society in which they find themselves. At this juncture, we can define education as a process through which an individual becomes integrated into his society, becomes a promoter of his societal culture, contributor to the development of his society and becomes an adult who will be able to stand on his own.

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