ERIC Number: EJ778797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
NTTC under the Microscope: Problems of Change in Primary Teacher Education in Lesotho
Ntoi, Vuyelwa; Lefoka, J. Pulane
International Journal of Educational Development, v22 n3-4 p275-289 Apr-Jul 2002
This paper reviews the introduction of a new primary Diploma in Education at the National Teacher Training College. As the only institution responsible for initial primary teacher education in Lesotho, it carries much responsibility for bringing about change and improving the quality of teachers. The introduction of the Diploma in Education (Primary) (DEP) in 1998 was to meet this challenge. The paper draws from several sub-studies of the Multi-Site Teacher Education Research (MUSTER) Project, using a variety of research methods. It describes the new curriculum, how it is taught, and how students perceive it, and identifies several contradictions and disjunctions both within the programme and within the college. The paper concludes with a discussion about how curriculum reform can be managed in such a teacher training college.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: Department for International Development, London (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lesotho