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1 TPD in Crisis Series, Week 9: Open Educational Resources in sub-Saharan Africa

1.1 A new approach and open resources for school-based teacher professional development in sub-Saharan Africa

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This article examines a respectful approach to professional learning: it is not one of correcting poor practice but one of offering new strategies and together with key stakeholders adapting them for – and assessing their value within – the particular context: low-resourced educational environments in sub-Saharan Africa that are typified by crowded classrooms and overworked, low-paid and often under-qualified teachers. Thakrar, Zinn and Wolfenden (2009) argue that teachers in this context urgently need access to opportunities for effective professional development.


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