Commitment to Action

Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA)

Commitment by

The Tessa Programme, The Open University Uk

In 2011, the Open University (OU) committed to engage 300 more teacher educators, reach an additional 250,000 teachers, and integrate TESSA Open Educational Resources (OER) in five additional teacher education programs. Furthermore, the OU will develop OER for early literacy (including Early Childhood Education) and embed TESSA into secondary science programs in five countries. TESSA aims to improve teachers' classroom practice so that children have a greater chance to achieve at school. Its vision is for teachers to use creative, interactive, and reflective teaching practices in their classroom. TESSA reaches over 400,000 African teachers through OER, which support school-based professional development.

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Commitment

Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA)

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

GHANA, KENYA, MALAWI, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SOUTH AFRICA, SUDAN, Tanzania, TOGO, UGANDA

Commitment by

The Tessa Programme, The Open University Uk

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Federal Republic of Nigeria, South African Institute for Distance Education, Commonwealth of Learning, Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, UK Department For International Development (DFID), Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Open University