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The Vision and Mission statement for St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College:
To become a centre of excellence in the training of lifelong learning female primary school teachers with emphasis on ICT, inclusive education, gender responsiveness and pedagogical competence
To train primary school teachers with a passion for environmental issues affecting the nation through proper utilization of natural resources for socio-economic development..
1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College mission reflect sustainable development in the sense that it aims to inculcate in its students a sense of responsibility towards the environment they live in by using it sustainably. this is one of the colleges mission statement out of four
2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
Yes, it is highly needed and this mission statement has met the definition of sustainable development in the sense that it gives room for the development of lifelong skills that will enable our student teachers to become responsible citizens of the country as far as sustainable development is concerned. Equipped with ESD knowledge and skills our student teachers can employ themselves without waiting for the government employment and can start different projects, engaging in different issues for sustainable development in their own communities. This is also reflected in the teacher education philosophy.
3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
Our institution’s Vision and Mission statement have a clear learning objectives for transforming learning and foster lifelong learning to both student teachers and teacher educators.
4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
Since the mission of St Joseph’s TTC reflect the SD and ESD there is no need to reframe it. However the vison statement lacks a direct link to ESD and i would reframe it as follows:
To become a centre of excellence in the training of lifelong learning female primary school teachers with emphasis on ICT, inclusive education, gender responsiveness, environmental protection and pedagogical competence.