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ERIC Number: EJ1132965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Preparing the Teacher to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World
Okogbaa, Veronica
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n5 p81-86 2017
In this 21st Century there has been changes in almost all the aspects of human endeavour. This has created numerous challenges which need to be tackled by the current educational systems of all nations. If robust plans are not put in place to educate the upcoming generation to effectively function and develop their societies, continuity of the succeeding generations may be hampered. The shear complexities of these challenges make learning by simple rote memory and regurgitation of facts inadequate for effective living. Identified 21st Century literacies and survival skills, such as competencies in collaboration, communication, adaptations, ability to access, analyse and use information, among other, must be developed and reinforced in learners for effective participation in today's knowledge economy. This paper emphasizes that teachers cannot give what they do not have. Therefore a call is made to examine and review teacher preparatory programmes and other support arrangements in the educational system, to adequately prepare teachers for their emerging roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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