In-Service Teacher Education in Commonwealth Africa

Report of a Commonwealth Regional Workshop, Swaziland, 15–25 May 1979

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This is the report of a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat on the theme of “Implementing programmes of in-service teacher education.” The main objective was to help those involved in the provision of in-service training to consider alternative modes of training which would enable more teachers to be given in-service training at less cost than through conventional methods and to establish an effective infrastructure of support and supervision for this training.




With the rapid expansion of education in many developing countries and the demands of new curricula and methods of teaching, the problem of providing a teaching profession suitable in quantity and quality for the task has become increasingly difficult by traditional patterns of teacher education. There is therefore an urgent need to consider ways and means of increasing the supply of teachers and renewing their training in such a way as to enable them to meet the challenge of changing needs.


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