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Title:Translation challenges in the training of teachers through Arabic medium in Nigeria
Author:Otunuyi, Abdul Kabeer TihamiyuISNI
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:teacher education
languages of instruction
Arabic language
Abstract:Experience has shown that for any educational endeavour to be successful, an appropriate medium of instruction must be selected. On the basis of this educational reality Arabic has been considered a better option than English as a medium of instruction in teacher training colleges in Nigeria. This paper evaluates the Arabic edition of the Teacher Education curriculum in Nigeria from the perspective of translation studies. It examines the relationship between the training of teachers on the one hand, and the translation from English into Arabic of teaching materials on the other hand, with the aim to assess the quality and standard of the translated texts. The paper reveals a number of flaws in the translation of the education curriculum and recommends better quality assurance control mechanisms to ensure accurate instructional texts in Arabic. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]