This report focuses on the MIITEP (Malawi Integrated Inservice Teacher Education Project) curriculum in Malawi. This is a crash programme designed to certify some 18,000 unqualified primary teachers over 2 years, through a combination of 4 months in a residential college and 20 months teaching under supervision while studying at a distance. It was also intended to introduce more learner-centred and interactive teaching methods in both colleges and schools.
The study describes the programme and the colleges, and analyses the curriculum documents. Observational data is used to illustrate in more detail how the curriculum was actually delivered in the four subjects of English, Maths, Science and Educational Foundation Studies. Interviews are analysed, together with some survey data, to find out how tutors and students saw the programme as a whole.
Sussex, UK: Centre for International Education, 75 pp.