Teacher Education for Sustainable Development: Implications for Counselling

By Dr Rosemary Ochanya Ogbodo-Adoga


   This paper x-rayed teacher education in Nigeria with a view to producing quality teachers in Nigeria and in relation to sustainable national development. It reviewed the relevance and importance of teacher education and also highlighted on training and professional competencies of teachers. The concept of counselling was well explained in relation to teacher education for national development. Considering that guidance and counselling is a helping profession, the counsellors are to work in synergy with the teachers and headteachers in a conducive environment towards contributing to sustainable national development. The concept of sustainable national development was also highlighted as related to teacher education. Types and objectives of Teacher Education were briefly discussed in relationship with teachers’ roles in national development. Conclusion were made and recommendations drawn from the discussion.

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