Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2009

Oladele Abiodun Balogun
Pages 61-72

A Philosophical Comparison of the Educational Thoughts of Obafemi Awolowo and Tai Solarin

This paper compares the educational thoughts of Obafemi Awolowo and Tai Solarin. Its methodology is critical and comparative. The paper argues that the variations of the political philosophies of the two thinkers account for the differences in their views on education. It further contends that the educational ideas of both thinkers reflect African cultural experiences. The paper also explores the possibility of integrating the insights of the two thinkers into the educational policies and practices of contemporary African societies.