Science Teacher Education Program for Effective Classroom Performance in a Changing World
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 78-84
Received: May 29, 2014;
Accepted: Jun. 17, 2014;
Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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Daniel Patrick, Banu, Department of Education, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe, Nigeria
Sadiq Abubakar, Abdullahi, Department of Education, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe, Nigeria
One of the challenges in science teacher education program in universities and colleges of education around the world is preparing pre-service teachers to teach effectively from a global perspective. Adding a global dimension in a science classroom helps students to develop global knowledge and understanding, and a cosmopolitan spirit needed for the twenty-first century global citizenship. This paper discusses how Department of Education at Federal University Kashere, Nigeria, attempts to prepare its pre-service science teachers to add a global dimension in the classroom to prepare students for global competitiveness and global citizenship. The teacher education program adheres strictly to national and international standards and to best instructional practices.
Daniel Patrick, Banu,
Sadiq Abubakar, Abdullahi,
Science Teacher Education Program for Effective Classroom Performance in a Changing World, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society.
Vol. 2, No. 4,
2014, pp. 78-84.
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