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Capacity building of teachers challenges and opportunities: implication for educational sustainable development.

Chukwu, C.L.

Abstract:
A school system's most important asset is its teaching force. And, the most important investment a school board, administrators, and parents can make, in a school system is to ensure that teachers continue to learn. Continuous, high-quality professional development is essential to the nation's goal of high standards of learning for every child if education for sustainable development is to he realized. It is widely recognised that although content, text books, buildings, equipment, laboratories, exam and testing systems are all important factors, learning result would be fairly meager if teachers did not know how to use the tools. This clearly puts stakeholders in the picture the position of teachers in the education process. This paper would examine what capacity building is, various institutions responsible for capacity building of teachers in Nigeria, the importance of professional development, the challenges and opportunities for teachers capacity building.

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Title of Paper: Capacity building of teachers challenges and opportunities: implication for educational sustainable development.
Conference Name: International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ICESD)
Conference Date: 2009-05-18


Date:2009
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Academic Staff, Academic Quality, Capacity Building, Teacher Development, Teacher Training, Teaching Quality, Sustainable Development, Nigeria, University Of Ibadan


File Size:204 KB
Rights:Permission granted by Editors
Date Added:08 February 2010


Chukwu, C.L. (2009). Capacity building of teachers challenges and opportunities: implication for educational sustainable development. a paper presented at the University of Ibadan, Faculty of Education International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ICESD), May 18-22.

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