White Paper

Teacher Professional Development & Play-based Learning in East Africa: Strengthening Research, Policy, and Practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda

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The White Paper -- Teacher Professional Development & Play-based Learning in East Africa: Strengthening Research, Policy, and Practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda -- presents findings and recommendations for improving teacher professional development with a focus on play-based learning pedagogies. Drawing on an extensive literature review and numerous key informant interviews with practitioners and policymakers, the report examines the tenets of good teacher professional development (TPD) in humanitarian and development contexts, discusses the challenges to implementing good TPD, and highlights the key actors who influence teachers’ work. The study was led by Dr. Mary Mendenhall and Dr. Vidur Chopra at Teachers College, Columbia University in partnership with The LEGO Foundation. 
 

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Authored by

Mary Mendenhall, Vidur Chopra, Danielle Falk, Chris Henderson, & Jihae Cha

Topic(s)

Teachers
Teacher Professional Development
Learning through Play
Refugees