Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Teaching in Tanzania

Image from TanzaniaFor the past two years, members of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa have been supporting a residential camp program created by the Tanzanian Education and Micro-Business Opportunity (TEMBO) by designing curriculum units based on the Tanzanian curriculum. This June, Katie Chastven was one of five candidates who went to the three-week English camp for high school girls, as curriculum writers and volunteer teachers. “…it was an opportunity to make a difference in a community and help support and change the lives of girls through education,” explains Katie. Click here to read the full story on TABARET: uOttawa’s online magazine.

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Mind the Gap: Facilitator Guide

This Facilitator Guide provides educators and facilitators with engaging activities that are suitable for a wide variety of learning environments. These activities provide an introduction to the topic of gender and education, give a framework for exploring the online data tool, and suggest further ways to extend learning. The unit is available here.

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Mind the Gap: Online Data Exploration Tool

The online data exploration tool Mind the Gap: Gender and Education brings gender and access to education statistics to life. Users of the tool, developed by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, can explore and compare access to education for children, adolescents, students and adults living in different countries of the world. User creates an avatar and take a trip around the world to learn about inequalities in education.

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8 Graduates to Teach in Tanzania with Project TEMBO

Image from Project TEMBOFive teacher candidates have received full funding and will teach at the residential camp in Longido, Tanzania in June 2014. Three other teachers will participate in the PASS program in the Fall, working with cooperating elementary schools. Almost 40 students wrote curricula this year for the two TEMBO projects. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!

Read our statement or contact Sharon Cook at scook@uottawa.ca for full details.

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Mind the Gap: UNESCO Data Game about Inequalities in Education

Imagine you are starting school in Mali. What are the chances you will complete primary school? How likely are you to go to university? Find out by playing UNESCO’s new data game, Mind the Gap. Create an avatar and take a trip around the world to learn about inequalities in education. Mind the Gap is available in both English and Français.

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Project Tembo – Recruiting Volunteer Teachers

Project TEMBO is currently recruiting qualified teachers to volunteer in a girls’ education initiative called the PASS (Primary and Secondary SUCCESS) program in northern Tanzania in Fall 2013. Teachers will work in a collaborative teaching environment with local teachers to support adolescent girls as they transition from primary school (offered in Kiswahili) to secondary school (offered in English). The program offers 40 girls living and studying in rural Tanzania with an opportunity to develop their English language skills while also strengthening their proficiency in math and social sciences. Continue Reading…

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Project Tembo supporting girls’ education in Tanzania



Project Tembo is a curriculum-writing project to support girls’ education in Tanzania. This video records the last meeting held to organize this project. Members of Project Tembo suggest guidelines for developing curricula to support this project, including a number of ESL strategies. The curriculum topics have been distributed, but anyone wishing the breakdown, should contact Sharon Cook at scook@uottawa.ca.

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