Preparing Teachers for Rural Secondary Schools in Lesotho
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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