ERIC Number: ED220401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Study of In-Service Teacher Education for Primary School Teachers in Rivers State Nigeria. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 18.
Ajie, Victor Elemchuku Nawaji
This four-chapter study presents the results of an examination of inservice teacher education needs for primary school teachers in Rivers State, Nigeria. Chapter 1 presents an overview and analysis of the needs, and highlights the introduction of universal primary education in 1970, school enrollment increases, the short supply and inadequate training of primary school teachers. The need for retraining of both qualified and unqualified (uncertified teachers) to upgrade their professional knowledge is discussed. Inservice programs for headmasters and qualified teachers are also discussed. Chapter 2 presents a review of the inservice education literature, methodology of the study, sources of information, and design of the study. Chapter 3 presents descriptions of inservice education in the Rivers State: (1) special courses for unqualified teachers; (2) seminars, lectures, conferences and workshops; (3) inservice courses or refresher courses for headmasters and other qualified teachers; and (4) headmaster inservice for the Advanced College of Education qualification. Conclusions and recommendations for improving inservice delivery in the state complete the study. The questionnaires used in eliciting information are appended.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
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