Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1992
Umlazi Teacher Training College
This description of Cynthia Mpati's work was prepared when Cynthia Mpati was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
A teacher and a teacher trainer, Cynthia Mpati is addressing the massive shortage of qualified teachers in rural black South Africa. She has developed a teacher training program to upgrade teachers' skills and to improve the quality of education. The program has the potential to become a model throughout the South African educational system.
The New Idea
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