DWINDLING STUDENTS’ ENROLLMENT IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN NIGERIA

April 2020 | JONTTE


Corresponding Author E-mail: oyibotech@yahoo.com
Published: 7 April 2020

Abstracts


It is simply appropriate to provide some basic information on the nature of Teacher Education (TE). Teacher Education at any level, whether primary, secondary or at the tertiary level involves the training of persons who plan to become teachers. Such training is generally provided in specialized institutions like Teacher Training Colleges, Colleges of Education, National Teachers’ Institute (in Kaduna), Faculties and Institutes of Education in the various Universities. Such professional training is generally provided by academics who are themselves professionals, trained in the various areas of education including the psychology of pedagogy. The contents of such professional teacher education training include basic information and knowledge in the various academic disciplines, skills acquisition techniques in all the fields of human endeavour, lessons in approved moral and ethical development. Essentially, the purpose of all Teacher Education Programmes is to equip teacher trainees with all that they require to be able to effectively teach, that is, to impart knowledge to their pupils or students. Teacher Education is the professional training programme of teachers towards the attainment of the appropriate attitude, values, morals, ethics, skills and relevant academic knowledge which is considered worthwhile and desirable for an efficient and successful teaching career. Teacher Education also involves the professional development, self-competence, acceptable classroom management and behavioural skills. This is why an effective teacher education programme is the bedrock of the educational system of any nation because, as it is commonly said, the quality and standard of the education of any nation is a function of the quality of its teachers.

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DWINDLING STUDENTS’ ENROLLMENT IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN NIGERIA:

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