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Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa: issues and challenges around teacher resources and practices

Moon, Bob and Wolfenden, Freda (2012). Teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa: issues and challenges around teacher resources and practices. In: Griffin, Rosarii ed. Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa. Oxford: Symposium Books.

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The rapid expansion in education systems in Sub Saharan Africa, driven by the Education for All (EFA) targets is causing strain including around the recruitment, initial training and professional development of teachers. This chapter offers an analysis of the current contextual factors and conditions impacting on the situation of teachers across the globe. Then, drawing on this analysis and experiences with a number of international teacher education projects and programmes, we propose a new architecture for teacher education, arguing that fundamental shifts in thinking around the design of, and mechanisms for, teacher education are required if we are to be successful in improving the quality of primary and secondary education.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 Symposium books
ISBN: 1-873927-36-3, 978-1-873927-36-6
Keywords: teacher education; Sub Saharan Africa; teacher training; school-based; classrooms; currriculum
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Education Futures
Item ID: 31445
Depositing User: Freda Wolfenden
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 13:15
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 11:57
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