Assessment of Pre-Service Teachers’ Turnover Intentions in Relation to the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals through Teacher Preparation in Southwestern Nigeria

OYETORO Oyebode Stephen, ADESINA Bosede Abimbola, SALAWUDEEN Mujidat Olabisi

Abstract

The study which was extracted from a larger study on the predictors of teaching efficacy of pre-service teachers (PRESETs) considered the implications of PRESETs’ turnover intentions in the quest to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through teacher preparation. The paper argued that discussions and directions on using teacher education to achieve SDGs agenda by 2030 in Nigeria should prima facie establish that a significant number of teacher candidates would be motivated to stay in the teaching profession. The study utilized a descriptive survey research design. The sample comprised four hundred and four PRESETs who were selected using purposive sampling technique. Results showed that for every 400 teacher trainee candidates only about 29% are likely to end up in the teaching profession other things remaining the same. The implications of the present study for the achievement of the SDGs are also discussed.

Keywords

Pre-Service teachers; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Turnover intentions; Accidental teacher education candidates; teaching profession

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