Secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa: teacher preparation and support; literature review

Autor(es): Taylor, Nick; Robinson, Natasha

Organisation(s): Mastercard Foundation; Varkey Foundation

Date: 2019

Pages: 79 p.


This background paper was prepared for the Mastercard Foundation report, Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work. Commissioned by the Varkey Foundation, this literature review is one component of a wide-ranging study on the education of secondary school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It provides the theoretical background for the larger study, which culminates in an overview report. The paper focuses on two related issues: pre-service training and in-service training. In doing so, the literature review uses existing published research to explore secondary education teacher preparation, professional development and career progression.

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