The literature search was carried out in the early summer of 1998. This
paper reports a review of journal articles to be found listed in the
British Education Index (BEI) and the Cumulative Index of Journals of
Education (CUE) under the key word of inset or in service and either
Africa, sub-Saharan Africa or one of the 50 sub- Saharan African
countries by name (from Angola to Zimbabwe). Reports from Nigeria and
South Africa form a substantial part of the literature: approximately
17% and 30% respectively. For half the countries in sub-Saharan Africa
the literature search on inservice and related key words turned up no
references at all.
BIDS was used to search the BEI and CUE electronically. The cited
articles were located and read. Summaries of the articles were produced.
Short one sentence statements of implications for the process of teacher
development through in-service were drawn up.
The implications were collected together and sorted into groups with
similar foci. The criteria for summary point formation was that the
implications should be related in some way with respect to teacher
development through in-service. The summary points emerge from the
collected and sorted implications.
Educational Paper No. 30, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 074 1, 64 pp.
In Service for Teacher Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Review of Literature Published between 1983-1997