The Multi-Site Teacher Education Research project (MUSTER) has explored initial teacher education in five countries - Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago. National research teams have collected and analysed data on key dimensions of the training process including the characteristics of those selected for training, the curriculum processes they experience, the perspectives and working practices of those who train teachers, the outcomes of training, the reflections of newly trained teachers in schools, analysis of supply and demand for new teachers, and projections of the resource and cost implications of meeting national targets to universalise primary schooling.
MUSTER was designed to provide opportunities to build national research and evaluation capacity in teacher education through active engagement with the research process from design, through data collection, to analysis and joint publication.
This is one of a series of Country Reports summarising the findings from each country.
Educational Paper No. 49b, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 546 8, 115 pp.