Publication Date

1974

Abstract

This project concerns itself with the Problems of English Teaching in Africa and suggestions toward improvement.

The writer, after three years' experience in American public schools, universities, and other educational programs, has come to realize that there is much to be done to improve teacher training methods and techniques in the teacher training colleges and in-service training of teachers in Africa. Workshop programs with new and developing materials of teaching and techniques are recommended as one solution to these deficiencies.

The ideas in this paper grew out of interviews with former American teachers of English in Africa and also articles written by British teachers of English. The writer, after collecting these various ideas, made a careful analysis of the problems and suggestions and arrived at the conclusion that in order to improve the teaching methods there should be an improvement in the educational policies of the Ministry of Education.

Workshop programs, external examination, supervision of beginning teachers and class size are the specific areas the writer finds most in need of improvement.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development