Teacher Education and Development of Quality Education in Modern Africa

Patrick A. Kafu

Abstract

The main pre-occupation in education today is the development and sustenance of quality education. Although this is one of the most cherished qualities in education, it is elusive. In the case of modern Africa, the development of quality education faces many serious challenges. Among the challenges experienced include increased sophistication in the society, especially rapid technological advancements in the world, emergence of globalization process, non-performing economies in Africa, and socio-economic factors. All these developments have put pressure on the efficiency of administration of the existing systems of education on the continent. One single determinant in the process of developing quality education anywhere in the world is Teacher Education Programme. However, there is little evidence that many countries in Africa have not promoted the quality of this programme of education since the colonial era. The programme has the multiplier effects on the efforts of developing quality education in Africa which could be used to accelerate general development. Therefore, this paper examines the relationship between teacher education and development in Africa, the role this programme and its relevancy to the development of quality education in Africa. Further, the paper discusses the indicators of quality education in modern Africa and the future of Africa in the context of Teacher Education Programme. Notably, these are the potential measures of the development and administration of quality education in Africa.

 

 

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To cite this article: Patrick A. Kafu. (2014). Teacher Education and Development of Quality Education in Modern Africa , Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, 4.1,24-37.

 

 
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