ASSESSMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINEES’ AWARENESS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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2017-10

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Association of Sociologists of Education in Nigeria

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The paper assessed the undergraduate teacher trainees’ awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study mainly examined the awareness of undergraduate teacher trainees on perception, objectives, conceptual and operational framework of SDGs. The population of the study comprised University of Ilorin undergraduate teacher trainees. Descriptive survey design was employed in the study and a questionnaire titled “Undergraduate teacher trainees’ Awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (UASDGs)” was administered to five hundred (500) students but only 467 were returned and were used. Three research questions were raised and answered using percentage. Two null hypotheses were tested using t-test statistic at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study showed that majority of undergraduate teacher trainees were not aware of the relationship between MDGs and SDGs identified in this study, they were only aware of MDGs which were developed for actualization in 15 years and they were aware of SDGs’ objectives. Findings also showed that majority of the undergraduate teacher trainees were not aware of the conceptual and operational platform of SDGs. The findings revealed that a significant difference exists between male and female, and Arts and Social Sciences Education undergraduate teacher trainees’ awareness of SDGs. Based on the findings, it was recommended that SDGs should be introduced to the curriculum content of the university education and citizenship education and Strategies and techniques should be involved in the awareness of the undergraduate teacher trainees to enable them work towards actualization of the goals.

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Teacher Trainees, Awareness, MDGs/SDGs relationship, Conceptual, Operational Platforms

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Okunloye, R. W., Olokooba, I. N., & Abdulsalam, A. A. (2017). Assessment of undergraduate teacher trainees’ awareness of Sustainable Development Goals in Ilorin, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Sociologists of Education, 11 (1), 125-129. Published by Association of Sociologists of Education in Nigeria.

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