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Teacher education policy in Africa: purpose and impact.

Owolabi, Samuel Olajide

Abstract:
This paper defines policy; and the descriptive and prescriptive approaches to the analysis of educational policies, to establish a framework within which teacher education policy in Africa is examined, in the latter parts of the paper. It discusses the policy issues relating to teacher trainee selection; pre-service and in-service teacher training; the curriculum of teacher training institutions; teacher employment and deployment; and teacher disengagement. On each of these, the current state of affairs, and its implications, is discussed; and a state of the art, and its potential for enhancing the quality of education, is suggested

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Title of Paper: Teacher education policy in Africa: purpose and impact.
Conference Name: DETA Conference on addressing the quality and number of teachers in Africa
Conference Date: 0000-00-00
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2007
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Policy, Policy Issues, Policy Analysis, Teachers, Education Policy, Education Systems


File Size:43 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:18 March 2009


Owolabi, Samuel Jide (2007). Teacher education policy in Africa: purpose and impact. Keynote Address Delivered at DETA Conference on addressing the quality and number of teachers in Africa held at Makerere University on 5-8th August 2007.