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International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review

Vol. 2(4), pp. 64-71, May, 2014.

ISSN: 2360-7866

 DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2014.013




Enhancing Quality of Mathematics offered in the Nigerian School System; through effective Mathematics Professional Development


1Ebiendele Peter and 2Adetunji  A. Olaoye


1Department of Basic Sciences, School of General Studies Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi-Edo State.

2Department of  Science and Technology  Education, Lagos state University,Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.

Corresponding authorís Email: Peter.ebiendele@yahoo.com.  Phone: +2348033311292


Accepted 19 April 2014



This paper focuses on enhancing quality of mathematics offered in Nigerian School System; Through effective mathematics professional development. The poor performances of students in mathematics at both internal and external Examinations in Nigeria, are of great concern to all Educational Stakeholderís. In quest of looking for how to improve teacherís content knowledge in mathematics, improve their skills and instructional practices at the classroom, inform this study. Hence this paper sought to examine and review relevance literatures on the four core goals area and features of mathematics professional development, as to ascertain the extend at which it will improves teacherís content knowledge/practice via students high achievement. The examined and reviewed literatures shown among others that changes which occurred in teacher knowledge/practice, increase in students learning and achievement are all as a result of effective mathematics professional development. It was recommended that this review should serve as a guiding document among others, for mathematics educators in Nigeria as they plan professional development.

Keywords: Enhancing, Quality of Mathematics, Offered, Professional Development, Nigerian and school system.




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