TESSA offers a rich environment for data collection and analysis. It affords a unique forum for comparative analysis of teacher education and classroom practice across countries and traditions as well as research opportunities into OER development and use.

Members of the TESSA consortium contribute to a wide range of national and international forums debating and researching teacher education.

The TESSA website provides a meeting place for the exchange of research outputs and the sharing of reports. Research outputs are shared here under three key themes.
Click on a theme below to find out more about TESSA research activity in each area.

Research theme 1: Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa 

Research theme 2: TESSA as OER - The collaborative creation, development and use of OERs in teacher education

Research theme 3: Using TESS - Classroom practice and the teacher experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reports: Evaluation report, case studies and reports of TESSA activity

TESSA Uganda research story book  

Tutors working at colleges of education are a vital part of the education landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are responsible for teaching, supporting and inspiring the hundreds of thousands of teachers who start working in in schools each year. Yet they are also a group of professionals about which very little is known.

This book is a collection of stories written by tutors working at colleges of education across Uganda. The stories were written as part of a TESSA research study led by academics from Kyambogo University in Uganda and The Open University in the UK.

The stories are being analysed as part of the larger research project. But they are presented here in this book just as the tutors wrote them, unmediated by the research team. From the once in a life-time to the every-day, these true stories of tutors’ professional experiences provide a glimpse into an often unseen world of teaching and learning.

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