Managing the Challenges and Prospects of the New Teacher in Contemporary Nigeria

Abstract:

A nation that is aspiring for greatness, self-sufficiency, political and economic emancipation cannot afford running away from effective system of education which can only be managed by good quality teachers. A teacher is a trained person who is equipped to help in the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, ideas or aspirations in a desired direction. A teacher is an individual who must have undergone the necessary and recommended training in a teacher preparatory programme and charged with the full responsibility of managing the classroom in such a way as to enhance the learning behaviour of the learners. Therefore, for the teacher to effectively and continuously discharge his responsibilities of impacting the students positively in the desired direction, it requires management. Therefore, this paper focuses on emergent issues of teacher preparation and class-room management and prospects of that new teacher, in the 21st century.