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Teacher training

  1. 1. TRAINING AND SUPPORTING TEACHERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION - ASOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE FROM ZAMBIA By Peggy Mwanza University of Edinburgh School of Education 1
  2. 2. IntroductionMost of the Global South is located in South andCentral America, Africa, and Asia. I am focusingon Zambia in Southern Africa.Problems and Challenges for Teacher TrainingRecommendations for improvement of T TrainingRapid increase in enrolment figures in Zambia – inprimary schools was 80% in 1990&100% in 2012.70-100 children per class espec in urban areas.•Teachers need training and support 2
  3. 3. Teacher Training in ZambiaThe Government is the main provider of Teachertraining at University and Colleges.There are also private Teacher Training Collegesand a private UniversityBut there are challenges:•Pedagogical training is often theoretical•Few training and learning materials•Inadequate classroom space•Delays in Teacher deployment 3
  4. 4. Challenges Teachers face in Zambia• Inadequate teaching and learning materials• Large Class sizes - encourage teacher centred methodologies• Low demand for education especially in rural areas i) Poverty ii) HIV and AIDS and other health issues iii) lower educational levels of most parents in rural areas iv) parents’ inability to help their children’s learning 4
  5. 5. Problems for Teacher Training• Shortage of teachers• Low teacher morale - low salaries, lack of & poor accommodation, poor school infrastructure, inadequate textbooks and other teaching & learning materials - absenteeism, late-coming and leaving early (for 2nd jobs) continue to be problems among teachers• Teachers in rural areas in Zambia tend to teach less than their counterparts in urban areas 5
  6. 6. Recommendations• Stakeholders should work with government to make resources available.• Student centred learning approach through improved teacher training courses should be provided to teachers.• Governments, donors, NGOs and stakeholders should work collaboratively to make teaching attractive in all regions 6

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