In Tanzania the mean student to teacher ratio in primary school is 58 to 1. Well-trained teachers are needed in order for students to receive quality education they need to succeed. With TIA workshops teachers will be educated on best-practice teaching methods, such as how to engage students in creative and innovative ways. This is very different from the usual form of teaching in Tanzania which involves lecturing, memorization and standardized tests. In 2012 61% of students who took the National Form Four exams failed, proving that the current teaching methods are not working. Remote memorization does not encourage learning but instead is tailored for students to memorize content in order to take a test. Education is highly-valued to many students in Africa. The quality students receive is unacceptable and they deserve teachers who are driven to provide the proper education they deserve. By supporting the TIA program, you are training teachers throughout the country who are passionate to make a difference in the education of students in Tanzania.
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