Preparing Teachers for Rural Secondary Schools in Lesotho

  • Marethabile Mapitso Ignatia Masakale
  • Michael Bell
  • R. John Halsey
Part of the Higher Education Horizons book series (HEHO)


Lesotho’s population is concentrated in rural areas. Understanding the complexities of providing education to these areas is of paramount importance. Among the issues facing authorities charged with this task is preparing teachers to work in rural contexts. This chapter draws on the findings of a study of secondary teachers and their experiences of working in rural Lesotho. Findings indicate that inadequacies in teacher preparation programs may be undermining these teachers’ success and sustainability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marethabile Mapitso Ignatia Masakale
    • 1
  • Michael Bell
    • 2
  • R. John Halsey
    • 3
  1. 1.Lesotho PolythechnicMaseruSouth Africa
  2. 2.Coordinator Educational Leadership and Management, School of EducationFlinders UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.Rural Education and CommunitiesFlinders UniversityAustralia

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