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Teacher professional development in sub-Saharan Africa: Equity and scale

Resource type
Book Section
Authors/contributors
Title
Teacher professional development in sub-Saharan Africa: Equity and scale
Abstract
This chapter synthesises approaches to teacher professional development based on the evidence provided by three key reviews. A comprehensive and pragmatic set of eight principles for teacher professional development in sub-Saharan Africa is presented, including recommendations for: effective teaching and learning practices that facilitate a focus on student learning; professional status and motivation of teachers; design and conduct of professional development programmes; and the value of appropriate Open Educational Resources / Practices and the wise use of educational technology, as well as considerations for policy formulation. We argue that these features can be realised through holistic school-based peer-facilitated TPD models which is not only not only educationally effective, but also cost-effective and scalable. Such models have the potential to radically increase equitable participation in education.
Book Title
Embedding Social Justice in Teacher Education and Development in Africa
Publisher
Routledge
Date
February 2021
Citation
Haßler, B., Bennett, G., & Damani, K. (2021). Teacher professional development in sub-Saharan Africa: Equity and scale. In C. McNaught & S. Gravett (Eds.), Embedding Social Justice in Teacher Education and Development in Africa. Routledge. https://docs.opendeved.net/lib/E2Q73NBN