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Information and communication technologies in teacher training and professional development in Nigeria

Olakulehin, Felix Kayode

Abstract:
Nigerian educational policy makers and social planners have placed a huge premium on the development of the education sector.  The national policy formulators recommend the training of those responsible for facilitating the education of Nigerians in the development planning process.  The importance of teachers and the role that they play in the educative process is central to basic education, particularly in third world countries.  Researchers have observed that the  most daunting challenge which faces the education system on the African Continent today is the training of competent teachers who is bound to influence the quality and quantity of services provided by all other teachers and professors.  Experts have submitted that there is only modest evidence of the effectiveness of the Nigerian education system.  The system has, amongst other inadeqacies, failed to adhere to the National Policy on Education.  The author discusses the importance of teacher training in Nigeria and highlights the challenge that information and communication technology poses in teacher education.

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Document Title: Information and communication technologies in teacher training and professional development in Nigeria
Journal: Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education - TOJDE
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 1-9


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Nigeria, Information & Communication Technology ICT, Teacher Training, Professional Development, Models


File Size:91 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this article was granted by the author.
Date Added:07 August 2007


Olakulehi, Felix Kayode (2007). Information and communication technologies in teacher training and professional development in Nigeria, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 8(1):1-9