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The Effectiveness of Teachers in Finland: Lessons for the Nigerian Teachers
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 142-148   |   Vol. 3, No. 5, October 2015   |   Follow on         
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Aina Jacob Kola, Physics Education Department, College of Education (T) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Ogundele Alexander Gbenga, Metalwork Education Department, College of Education (T) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.
The article reviewed the effectiveness of teachers in both Finland and Nigeria with the aim of drawing lessons for Nigerian teachers. The paper observed that many Nigerian teachers are not effective in teaching due to reasons peculiar to both our economic and political conditions. In contrast, the teachers in Finland are effective due to the type of training they received, recruitment method, and teachers’ welfare. There are lessons Nigerian teachers could draw from the Finland teachers’ effectiveness as identified by this paper. These are the establishment of teachers’ universities with secondary schools for assessing teachers in training; good welfare in term of better pay; thorough assessment of teacher pedagogy and written interview base on content knowledge before employment.
Effectiveness, Teacher, Assessment, Motivation, Content Knowledge
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