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ERIC Number: ED567084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Policies and Initiatives: Reforming Teacher Education in Nigeria
Amadi, Martha Nkechinyere
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Jun 12-15, 2012)
Much discussion surrounding educational policy currently is international in character. Governments, policy makers, stakeholders and many international organizations of both developed and developing countries have become concerned with how policies, practices, and outcomes in one country can be compared with those in other countries. Comparative Education, as a subject of study, is more often found at the post-graduate than at the under-graduate level of university studies. Time is allocated for the introduction of the subject of Comparative Education. The field of Comparative Education is introduced in its historical perspective, and students learn about the few chosen foreign educational systems and institutions. In the teacher training programmes there is hardly any space and time left for the specific issues with which Comparative Education is also concerned, such as minority education, education of women, economics and politics of education, cross-cultural education, and others. It is felt, that the training of teachers should include important matters with which they will have to deal in their classroom, and which pertain to problems of social relations in the contemporary world. The contents of Comparative Education studies designed for the teacher training programmes should include relevant anthropological-cultural studies, seeing teacher as boarder crosser, teacher as an inclusion, and teacher as purveyor of Human Rights. In this way, the Comparative Education would no longer be only an introductory, general informative course, but would better understand teacher education as to promote practice of sustainable development. [For complete volume, see ED567040.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria