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Issues and challenges on education in Africa – the need for a new teacher: Case of University of Nairobi’s initiatives in meeting the challenges presentation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. This paper considers Teachers’ Training as critical in making the teacher capable of handling the teaching tasks and challenges which include imparting knowledge, skills and moulding the attitudes of their learners in a changing Educational environment. Their quality would depend on the nature of training they are given that would enable them cope with the demands in their work situation. At times they would require retraining or inservicing to enable them cope with the changing demands in the subject content and pedagogical skills or higher enrolment that would call for more teachers or innovative ways of handling large classes. This paper outlines the challenges to teachers in Kenya and how they have been addressed through the initiatives in Teachers Education undertaken by the University of Nairobi over the years.

Author:
Jeckoniah O. Odumbe
URL:
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Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2009
Date:
2009
Africa    distance teacher education    Education challenges    Teachers    Teachers Training   

 
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