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TESSA: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa; Zambia; Uganda; Tanzania; South Africa; Rwanda; Nigeria; Kenya; Ghana

General informationInternational Development Centre, Open University, United Kingdom
Goal 6. Quality education
Educational systems and levels; Educational population; Educational facilities; Distance education; Teachers; Teacher educators; Teaching materials
Project description
TESSA is a research and development programme aimed at creating 'open content' multimedia resources and course design guidance for teachers and teacher educators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Composed of an 18-member consortium of national and international organisations including 13 institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has produced a large bank of materials directly aimed at enhancing and improving access to, and the quality of, local school based education and training for teachers. These materials (including audio and other media) are modular in format. They focus on classroom practice in the key areas of literacy, numeracy, science, social studies and the arts and life skills. All the materials are available through its website in a variety of different formats and languages. Projects have also included a wide range of courses and qualifications including accredited courses and in-service professional development programmes, such as the Digital Education Enhancement Project.
PartnersMackintosh, Maureen (manage 2 projects)
Principal donor, cooperation agencyWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation