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Quality Education Conference 2013

The Sixth annual Quality Education Conference was held in Dar es Salaam from March 4th to 5th, 2013. The event was held with the financial assistance of TEN/MET partners Oxfam GB and Pestalozzi Children's Foundation. This year's theme was "Basic Literacy and Numeracy for All". There were four sub-themes:

  • Teacher education - pre and InSet
  • Literacy and numeracy on the school curriculum
  • Broadening the base for different literacies
  • Books and reading.

The following papers are available for download on the website at the links below:



The Children's Agenda

TEN/MET is a member of UNICEF's Children's Agenda Coalition.

"The Children’s Agenda (CA) is a coalition of civil society organisations who are committed advocates for child rights and are collaborating on the development and implementation of a national advocacy strategy for child rights in Tanzania. The coalition is chaired by the Children’s Development Department of the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC) with the Deputy Chair occupied by an elected member from civil society. UNICEF supports the secretariat of the Children’s Agenda. The Children’s Agenda aims to influence party manifestos and policies through advocacy for increased resources and commitment to children, and to ensure child rights feature strongly in the 2015 national and local elections."

More information, and resources available for download are available on the Coalition's UNICEF Website, or periodically on the TEN/MET website Publications link in the menu to the left. The mid-year Review of the Children's Agenda is now available on this website at this link.

COP 2013

The Fifth Community of Practices for Learner-Centred Education (COP) Conference January 28 & 29, 2013. The Tanzania Education Network/Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TEN/MET), in cooperation with OXFAM GB, organized the Conference from January 28th-29th, 2013.

The conference theme was “Improving Assessment to enhance Learning”. The purpose was to bring together key education stakeholders, i.e. Government Officials, Teachers in schools, College Tutors, Academics, Education Officers, School Inspectors, Curriculum Developers, NECTA, and Education CSOs, to share ideas/experiences and work out ways on how to improve the quality of education in Tanzania through improving assessment.

The titles of the presentations were:

  • Modes & Nature of Assessment
  • How Assessment Relates with Expected Outcomes
  • How Language Affects Learning & Assessment
  • Feedback from and to Different Actors

The presentations were given by renown Tanzanian educationalists.

The following papers are available for download on the website. Except for the Keynote, which is listed first, papers are denoted by the authors' last name, in alphabetical order. Papers are in PDF format. For more information on previous COP conferences, click the "COP" tag below this article. The final report on the conference is being edited and will soon be available on the website for download.




PEDP III Now available

The new Primary Education Development Programme III outline is now available for download on the website at this link, or on the Publications link on the Main Menu at the left of the screen.

Newsletter Issue 28 now available

Issue 28 of the TEN/MET Newsletter is now available for downloading via the Newsletter link to the left of the page.


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