TEACHER EDUCATION, INNOVATION, AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE: THE ROLE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Vera Chioma Okoli (PhD)

Abstract


This  study   surveyed   the   development  of  Teacher   Education   from   the missionary period through the colonial era to the present day emergence  of Colleges of Education and Faculty of Education in universities in Nigeria. A sample population of two Colleges of Education in Anambra  State was used for the study. The researcher visited the institutions and conducted oral interviews and discussions with some  lectures. The course contents of some departments   were   also  examined    including   the   pay   packets   of   some lecturers.  The  importance  of  English  as a vehicle  for  the  transmission  of knowledge  for all the courses in teacher education was also emphasized. The research  suggested   that  the   government,  the   society,   the   parents   and voluntary organizations should put their hands on deck to provide all that is needed  for teacher education  in Nigeria as no country can grow above  the educational standard of its citizens. It was discovered  that the lecturers’ pay packets which should  serve as motivation  was not encouraging,  the course contents   did   not   contain   enough    information   which   should   produce qualitative teachers with the needed  skills for them  to be self-employed on graduation.  It was  recommended amongst  others    that  the  curriculum  of teacher education should be completely overhauled to introduce   more meaningful  innovations  to  help  harness  the  innate  talents which  will give room for sustainable development in a developing  country like Nigeria. The theory  of  teacher  innovation  served  as the  theoretical  framework  for  the study.


Keywords


Teacher Education, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, Sustainable Development, Role of the English Language.

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