ACQUISITION OF COOPERATIVE SKILLS AT THE BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL: A NECESSARY STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG RURAL WOMEN
Rural women as one of the largest workforce and family sustainability need to be trained and equipped with skills and potential for economic and national sustainability. This paper, therefore, discussed acquisition of cooperative skills at the basic education level as a necessary strategy for sustainable development among rural women. The concepts of sustainable development and rural women, basic education, curriculum implementation, cooperative skills, and cooperative learning strategies were discussed. It also highlighted the outcomes of cooperative learning as formation of right attitudes and values, criticising ideas not people, role expectations and responsibilities, and higher academic achievements, among others. The paper concludes that cooperative skills, financial education, among others should be included in the curriculum at the basic level to achieve sustainable national development. The paper suggests that to achieve higher sustainable development, the cone of learning method of teaching should be adopted by teachers in the classroom to help learners retain what they have been taught to achieve more.
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