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ERIC Number: EJ923621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Teacher Education and Training for Africa in the 21st Century: What Form Should It Take?
Boaduo, Nana Adu-Pipim; Milondzo, Khazamula Samson; Gumbi, Daphne
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n1 p1-16 Jan 2011
No nation can develop beyond the quality of its education system, which depends on the quality of teachers. Much of what teachers need to know to be successful is invisible to lay observers leading to the view that teaching requires little formal study. On the contrary, teachers seek answers to questions to enable them help students learn. They learn about literature and appropriate technology, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, evaluation and measurement. What they offer remains a secret and their key to success is a mystery. This paper argues that 21st century teachers requires new initiatives in their preparation to adequately meet the new challenges and that we would need stronger, all inclusive globalised teacher education, training curricula and global teachers council to strengthen the teaching profession for easy mobility of teachers in the 21st century. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa