Continuing Professional Development of Teachers and Democratic Citizenship Education in Nigeria: A Hopeful Pursuit?

  • Ruth Ayoola
  • Nuraan Davids
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy book series (GCED)


Countries like Nigeria are adamant in their pursuits—at least, in terms of policy—of linking the cultivation of democratic citizenship education to the professional development of its teachers. The authors are interested in the types of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes available to teachers. By focusing specifically on six teachers in Lagos, Nigeria, these authors explore how (and if at all) these programmes facilitate the cultivation of teachers of democratic citizenship education.


Nigeria Continuing professional development of teachers Democratic citizenship education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Ayoola
    • 1
  • Nuraan Davids
    • 1
  1. 1.Stellenbosch UniversityCape TownSouth Africa

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