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Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability

The Journal of UNESCO Chair on the Interplay of Tradition and Innovation in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at Daugavpils University, Latvia

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Education Policies and Teacher Education Programs: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals

Nwachukwu Ololube / Daniel Egbezor / Peter Kpolovie
Published Online: 2009-05-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10099-009-0016-3

Education Policies and Teacher Education Programs: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals

This paper explores the present situation regarding the education policies and teacher education programs in Nigeria in light of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cited in the 2000 United Nations Millennium Declaration. The MDGs declaration helped awaken nations to the need for structural features that empower education policy makers and planners in creating effective educational systems. A survey was used to gather data from teachers and school administrators in Nigeria. The data suggested that both teachers and school administrators are discontented with the lethargic policies and implementation of programs in meeting global standards. In particular, the empiric data could be useful for education policymakers, planners, administrators, and researchers who need information that might help them to improve their activities and deal with the controversial issues.

Keywords: education policies; teacher education programs; sustainable development; MDGs; Nigeria

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Published Online: 2009-05-04

Published in Print: 2008-01-01

Citation Information: Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue , Pages 21–34, ISSN (Online) 1691-5534, ISSN (Print) 1691-4147, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10099-009-0016-3.

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