Sustainable Teacher Education in Nigeria through Information Literacy in the 21st Century

Muhammad Lawal Ibrahim, Amina Oiza Jimoh


The 21st century characterized by information revolution has been responsible for what is today known as globalization which has to do with global interaction between humans on issues of common interest irrespective of space or time, the emergence of these slogan Countless number of information is produced almost every second, in countless formats; just as different technologies are invented or upgraded which facilitate easy and fastest access to this information, leaving information consumers with a multiple source and types of information to choose from. It is in the light of this that, this paper examines the challenges of the 21st century to the teacher education institutions which are expected to train teachers that will in turn, train others preparing them for the places of work in the information age. It is recommended in this paper that, a paradigm shift is necessary from the traditional “use of libraries course” that is taught in educational institutions to Information Literacy which by its concept and content, is more encompassing and will be able to prepare the students better for lifelong learning. An outline course was recommended in this paper for examination by experts and possible review and implementation in tertiary institutions especially teacher education institutions for the effective teaching of information literacy skills in teacher education institutions in Nigeria in line with the Association of College Research Libraries-ACRL’s guideline

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n12p75

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