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Teachers in Anglophone Africa : issues in teacher supply, training, and management, Volume 1
 
Author:Mulkeen, Aidan; Country:Africa;
Date Stored:2010/01/15Document Date:2009/12/02
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Primary Education; Teaching and Learning; Tertiary Education; Secondary Education; Education For All
ISBN:978-0-8213-8053-6Language:English
Major Sector:EducationRel. Proj ID:3A-Multigrade Toolkit Tf -- -- P100773;3A-Teacher Employment Issues -- -- P100772;
Region:AfricaReport Number:52278
Sub Sectors:General education sector; Primary educationCollection Title:Development practice in education
Volume No:1  

Summary: Based on case studies of education systems and practices in eight English-speaking African countries, the publication closely examines issues of teacher supply, deployment, management and finance. The book suggests that these issues are closely interrelated. Low numbers of qualified teaching graduates may result in teacher shortages; these shortages may make it difficult to deploy teachers effectively. Problems with teacher deployment may result in inefficient utilization of the teachers available, and those teachers effectiveness may be further reduced by weak teacher management and support systems. The book identifies policies and practices that are working on the ground, noting their potential pitfalls and pointing out that policies designed to address one problem may make another problem worse. Teachers in Anglophone Africa offers a useful synthesis of the issues and draws together a series of promising practices, which can serve as positive suggestions for countries seeking to improve their teacher policies.

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