This paper begins by giving some background information about Lesotho and its education system, including patterns of enrolment, repetition, and dropout rates. It then goes on to look in detail at the teacher education system, analyse the teacher education curriculum, and examine issues around the supply and demand of teachers. There follows a discussion about the quality and effectiveness of teacher education and a consideration of teachers' roles, attitudes and identities, gender issues, resource issues, and finally a summary of the most important issues in teacher education at the present time. These are regarded as: the position and capacity of the National Teacher Training College, the suitability of the curriculum, questions of equality, particularly in relation to gender, religious affiliation, and Lesotho's relations with South Africa.
Sussex, UK: Centre for International Education, 83 pp.
Discussion Paper 8. Lesotho: A Baseline Study of the Teacher Education System