Teacher Quality and the Implementation of Stem Curricular for Modern Society

Inyang, Mary Imo& Umoinyang, Imo Edet


The effective implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricular largely depends on the STEM teachers. In this paper, teacher quality is examined as it affects effective implementation of the STEM curricular. Features that enhance teacher quality are discussed under teacher qualification, teacher characteristics and teacher practices. The deficiencies observed in STEM teacher continuous professional development, access to new technologies, infrastructural development, poor quality of enrolment in teacher education, low numbers of graduates and poor education funding was discussed under major areas of concern. Finally the paper examines essential tips like increased education funding by government, improved quality of prospective teachers for admission and continuous professional development as steps that can improve teacher quality and help enhance STEM curricular implementation.

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