The SACMEQ II Project in Lesotho: a study of the conditions of schooling and the quality of education: Lesotho working report

Author(s): Mothibeli, Agnes; Maema, Motseng

Organisation(s): Lesotho. Ministry of Education

Date: 2005

Pages: 247 p.

Serie: SACMEQ educational policy research series


This report provides a description of the results of the SACMEQ II Project - SACMEQ’s second major educational policy research project. The first chapter sets the scene for the study that has been reported in ensuing chapters. In Chapter 2, the conduct and methodology of the study have been described. In Chapter 3 information has been provided about pupils’ characteristics and their learning environment. Information about the Standard 6 teachers’ characteristics and their viewpoints on teaching, classroom resources, professional support and job satisfaction has been provided in Chapter 4. In Chapter 5 head teachers’ characteristics and their views about educational infrastructure, the organization and operation of schools, and problems with pupils and staff have been presented. In Chapter 6 information has been presented about the extent to which educational inputs to schools have been allocated equitably within and among districts in Lesotho. In Chapter 7 the Reading and Mathematics achievement levels and variations of pupils and their teachers in Lesotho have been presented. In Chapter 8 the main findings from the study together with an suggested Agenda for Action have been presented.

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