In-Service Teacher Education in Commonwealth Africa

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

image of In-Service Teacher Education in Commonwealth Africa

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.



The Role of Distance Education in In-service Teacher Education

Following Mr. Kinyanjui's presentation of his lead paper, discussion turned first to the matter of incentives to teachers to undertake inservice courses. It was suggested that threatening teachers with loss of their position if they did not become qualified would not be appropriate in some countries. However, it was agreed that the financial incentive was a very strong one and should be used to involve as many teachers as possible: offering an improved salary on the completion of a course was very effective too.


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