Teacher education is vital for the realization of a nation’s development aspirations. The conception, incubation and delivery of any national development policy, as well as the reform and implementation of extant policies, are driven by the quality of teachers and their products within a functional educational system. Indeed, national and global models of development, including the millennium development goals revolve round the frames of quality education, beginning with teacher education. It is therefore important to have functional teacher education systems in Africa to help its citizens explore the networking of the world as a global village. This is achievable through a systematic mobilization of national resources and visible commitment to the development of a modernized cadre of scientific and technological manpower. This book is a rich exposition of theories and praxes essential for the development of teacher education in Africa. The book has immense benefits for teachers, teacher trainers, funding agencies, other stakeholders and policy makers.
Bade Adegoke, a Professor of Curriculum Theory and Development, is a former Provost of Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Nigeria, former Dean of Education, University of Lagos, and former Director of Distance Learning Institute, University of Lagos. He is currently Nigeria’s National Coordinator for the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA). He provides consultancy services in curriculum development, staff training, program monitoring and evaluation, as well as teacher education.
Adesoji Oni, a Fulbright scholar, is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He specializes in Sociology of Education. His research focus includes Teacher Education, Social Problems in Education, Social Change in Education, and Social Deviances/Social Disorganizations in Education. He has published widely in these areas.
ISBN: 978 286978 608 0