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Teaching and Learning of English in Secondary Schools

A Zambian Case Study in Improving Quality

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By exploring the ways that teachers and pupils can help to improve classroom practices this book shows how education planners and practitioners can effect improvements in schools even in situations of very scarce resources.



Although the book focuses on Zambia, the experiences presented here will be of relevance to head teachers, school inspectors, teacher trainers and education ministry officials in all developing countries who are working to improve English language teaching and learning.

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Developing Good Practice in Teaching English

The two general tasks that were concluded from the previous chapter were: first, understanding the processes through which constraints resulting from economic and political policies seem to be undermining the quality of achievement in Zambian secondary schools; and second, exploring ways in which the quality of teaching and learning processes, and the quality of achievement, might be improved without substantially increased resources. The two tasks of this book are enormous and given the limitations of the study it centres around, it is necessary limit them to an extent. Hence the study concentrated exclusively on the teaching and learning of English in secondary schools, because English is of central importance in Zambian education and society.

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