PER - In-Service Training of Teachers (INSET)
To enhance the quality of teaching and the outcomes of the basic education system, the national Department of Basic Education (DBE) developed a plan for the in-service training of teachers (INSET). The goal is to deepen their subject expertise as well as their pedagogical knowledge. The Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development in South Africa emerged from extensive research and collaboration among a range of stakeholders, including provincial education departments, academics and teacher unions. It specifies what educators should know, and having established the nature of the gaps, identifies suitable institutions to provide the required training. The policy proposals are extensive and will require substantial public resources to implement.