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Title:Islamic teacher preparation in Nigeria: challenges and prospects
Authors:Abdullah, U.O.
Adedeji, LuqmanISNI
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:teacher education
Islamic studies
Abstract:This study addresses two basic problems. One is the lack of well-trained Islamic studies teachers in Nigeria. The second is the use of a secular approach in the preparation of Islamic teachers in the country. Islamic teacher preparation should not be a carbon copy of the programmes in the West. Muslim teachers, in addition to caring for the minds and bodies of their students, are also responsible for inspiring their souls. The present study investigates the extent to which the preparation of Islamic studies teachers is related to their job performance in the classroom. It also looks at motivation and the support system. Furthermore, the study investigates the input factors in the Islamic teacher preparation programmes in Nigerian universities with emphasis on their relevance, adequacy and effectiveness, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. For Islamic studies teaching to be effective in schools, the study advocates a complete system for Islamic teacher preparation instead of taking parts and dealing with these in isolation. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]