Becoming a teacher: experiences of female trainees in initial teacher education in northern Nigeria

Dunne, M, Durrani, N, Sankey, S and Kaibo, J (2019) Becoming a teacher: experiences of female trainees in initial teacher education in northern Nigeria. Teaching and Teacher Education. ISSN 0742-051X (Accepted)

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Abstract

This article foregrounds the experiences of female trainees on a scholarship programme for initial teacher education aimed at increasing the numbers of qualified female teachers from rural northern Nigeria, and boosting female pupil enrolments. Challenging conditions in colleges of education, including curricular shortcomings, overcrowding, limited resources and inadequate learning support were compounded by non-academic factors – especially financial, and gendered constraints. Collectively, they threatened student retention, learning and attainment, and the programme’s gender equity goals. Findings highlight the need to move beyond increasing numbers of female student-teachers, to improving quality in teacher education, paying attention to out-of-college conditions too.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 09:06
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 07:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87170

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