The Role of Nigerian Teachers and Parents: A Pre- Requisite for Efficient and Dynamic Curriculum Development

RF Adebile
2009 African Research Review  
The non-challant attitudes of the Nigerian teachers and parents to the challenges of curriculum development and educational achievement have created a great gap between the school-teaching-learning programme and the achievement of educational goals. The instrument and strength of change for sustainable development, stable educational policies, and viable educational achievement depends on the virtues of competent professionally dynamic teachers, parental sensitivity to the child's academic
more » ... and the government concern about the dynamic nature of the society and the curriculum that will satisfy the aims and the goals of education. The Nigerian teachers and parents have strategic roles to play, being the prime executors of the government policies on education, through the curriculum. As such, the operational performance of teachers and parents could make or mar the future of Nigeria learners. Efficient and dynamic curriculum development for functional and qualitative teaching outcome will bring new challenges and improvement in the production of self-reliant citizens. Nigerian Teachers and Curriculum Development Two groups of Nigerian teachers could easily be identified. These are teachers who are academically qualified and those that are professionally qualified. These two groups are employed to carry out instruction in the classroom. The academically qualified are non-professional teachers, that is, teachers who have academic training as a result of enrolment into higher educational institution. While professionally qualified teachers, are teachers who get professional teacher training that gives them professional
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v3i1.43583 fatcat:wzibfp775rb65huxjjxykr36ce