Teacher’s Professional Development Book Launched by GNAT

By | July 9, 2023

Teacher’s Professional Development Book Launched by GNAT: Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has launched a book on teacher professional development with a call on stakeholders to be concerned about the conditions of service of teachers.

The book discussed the importance of maintaining the collaboration and the project components, which included in-service training for classroom teachers and educational administrators as well as the Nkabom Project, which aids instructors in hard-to-reach regions.

Other programs include the Women in Education Bursary and the Beginning Teachers Mentoring Program. Canadian Teachers Federation with 365, 000 teachers and education workers, demonstrates international solidarity in teacher professionalism through programs in countries such as Togo, Burkina Faso, Uganda, and India.

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Its philosophy has been “teachers teaching teachers to teach” where teachers are in curriculum audit and development.

Dr Linus Linnaeus Tannor, Author of the book, said CTF, GNAT and Pan-African Teachers Centre, had maintained that teachers should not be passive producers of knowledge, but critical creators and developers of knowledge.

“What it technically means is that the best people to write our textbooks are our teachers, but the question is what opportunities have we created for our young teachers who have the interest?”

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Dr Tannor, who is also a research consultant, said: “We need a comprehensive rural education policy that can drive our interventions when it comes rural education. We need to come out with standardised definition of a rural area to ascertain how many teachers are in those areas.”

Rev Professor Emmanuel Adow Obeng, the Reviewer, in his remarks, said the book, through its documented projects, would impact positively on professionalism.

Rev Isaac Owusu, National President, GNAT, said the documented projects and initiatives would guide the future leadership of the Association.

Source: Gnat Facebook