In Search of a Philosophical Theory of Moral Education in Kenya, in the View of Aristotelian Theory of Eudaimonia
Monanda, Stephen Makoyo
Ogeno, Jackton O.
Murira, Francis N.
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Education is an important aspect of any civilized society. Through it, useful knowledge, skills, attitude, morals and norms are transmitted from the old generation to the young ones. For education to accomplish this task, it sets beforehand its aims, objectives and goals. These purposes of education can only be implementable if there are grounded on a concrete philosophical theory. This paper uses the critical method of philosophy to examine how moral education has been handled in Kenya from the colonial period up to the present. The theoretical framework of Aristotelian Theory of Eudaimonia is used to argue that there has not be any plausible philosophical theory of education in Kenya in the technical sense hence the implementation of Moral Education has been a challenge. A plausible philosophical theory for moral education in Kenya is thus synthesized as: Education for promotion of Virtue and Happiness