Quality Assurance in Teacher Education for Africa
Keynote Presentation: Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa Conference 2013 (DETA), Kenya Science Campus College of Education & External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 30 July 2013, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar and co-written with Dr. Abdurrahman Umar, Commonwealth of Learning // My topic today is ‘Quality Assurance in Teacher Education for Africa’ and I have prepared this presentation with our Education Specialist: Teacher Education, Dr Abdurrahman Umar. I will first look at the context of Teacher Education and then trace the trends in QA in tertiary education over the past decade. and examine some ways in which a culture of quality can be promoted within teacher education institutions. This will then lead to a discussion of one emerging area, OER and the implications that this has for QA. Finally, I will share with you some of the ways in which COL has responded to the challenges of QA and provided support to Member States.