Ethical issues in the Basic Education Act No.14 of 2013: an Aristotelian interpretation
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Aristotle in his educational ideals as presented in his Politics and Nicomachean Ethics, believed that education is a requirement for a fulfilled life. Other philosophers such as Plato and Socrates were greatly concerned about the education of the youth and the role of the polis and the family. The Aristotelian ideas on education as expressed in the Politics and Nicomachean Ethics are not insignificant but very important for the modern day educational disputation. Especially on the debate on connection between law and education, morals and the education of the person. This dispute then arises, who between the polis and the household is to determine the training that students receive in school? Is there plurality of education in Kenya in light of passing of the Basic Education Act no. 14 of 2013? This research discusses the modern times importance of Aristotle’s ideas on plurality of education as presented in his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics. This research discusses whether the Basic Education Act no. 14 of 2013 observes the plurality of education as taught by Aristotle.