The Effect Of Western Education On Women Education In Potiskum Local Government Area Of Yobe State
1.1 Background of the Study
Western education came into being with the coming of the European missionaries. Western education constituted an effective instrument used for colonizing the country before its independence in 1960. Western education greatly affected the traditional educational systems which existed in Nigeria and thereby led to the decline of cultural values and norms existed in traditional educational system obtained through an informal setting from parents, kinsfold, and the community (Hatch, 2011). However, western education have resulted in limiting students acquisition of indigenous knowledge. Students report a decline in indigenous knowledge which coincides with increased participation in the western education system. Education is viewed as the process of inviting truth and possibility. It is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life (Dewey, 1938). Learning is both a process and an outcome. As a process it is part of living in the world, part of the way our bodies work. As an outcome it is a new understanding or appreciation of something. The study seeks to appraise the effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
The development of western education in northern Nigeria has constituted a great challenge. Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, and its targeting of girls’ education opposes the Western-style education associated with formal schooling in Nigeria and seeks to relegate women exclusively to the household. The claimed that Western education has greatly affected the traditional educational systems which existed in Nigeria and thereby led to the decline of cultural values and norms which existed in traditional educational system obtained through an informal setting from parents, kinsfold, and the community. This has reduced the number of girl child attendance and young women in formal education. Rachel Hatch (2011). The consequences are that while western education has brought new knowledge and career skills which empowers the women fold to assume jobs and public leadership with their male counterparts it has also reduced the traditional institution which existed thereby affecting the cultural values and norms of the traditional communities. Therefore, the problem confronting the study is to appraise the effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state.
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The Main Objective of the study is to appraise the effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state.
The specific objectives include:
- To determine the relevance of western education.
- To determine the effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state.
1.4 Research Questions
- How relevant is western education?
- What are the effects of western education in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe state?
1.5 Statement of the Hypothesis
Ho The effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state is negative.
1.6 Significance of the Study
The study investigates the effect of western education in potiskum local government area of yobe state. It provides relevant data for the effective formulation and implementation of policies to enhance the realization of envisaged objective.
1.7 Limitation of the Study
The study was confronted with logistics and geographical factors.
1.8 Definition of Terms
Western Education Defined
Western education constitute the replacement to primitive and informal African style of learning which emphasizes formal method of classroom education for all and sundry and is based on communication in writing, reading and numeric.
Educational Supervision Defined
Educational Supervision consist of all effort involving school officials directed at t providing leadership to educational workers or teachers to enhance an improved educational system and institution. The process involves the deployment of human and material resources.
Education is viewed as the process of inviting truth and possibility. It is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life.
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Why is Western education the best?
Western education has long been acknowledged to be among the best in the world; its values can be seen all over the world. Western education is an education system that originated from the west, penetrating to other parts of the world. The main approach of the western learning is to use modern technology to improve learning outcomes.
How does education affect women’s economic development?
Better educated women tend to be more informed about nutrition and healthcare, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier, should they choose to become mothers. They are more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes.
Does Western education empower or end poverty?
Whether as a means to end poverty, empower people, or integrate them into a globalized economy, there is no doubt that this implementation of Western education has both positive and negative impacts on these societies.
Does educational qualification play a significant role in women empowerment?
Findings of the study shows that educational qualification play significant role in women empowerment and it concludes that if women’s empowerment is to be effected, it can be carried out only through the medium of education. Hence, it is of foremost importance to raise the level of education amongst women.