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Where are we 100 years after women got the vote?

8 March 2018

It has been 100 years since the first women secured the right to vote in the UK, but we are still 200 years away from gaining gender parity.

The Oxfam Case: Why are we so outraged?

15 February 2018

Professor Helen Yanacopulos discusses the collective sense of denial surrounding the recent Oxfam scandal

Using TESS-India materials to motivate teachers

1 February 2018

STIR's Chief Programme Officer, James Townsend, shares how TESS-India materials are used to implement a ‘See, Feel and Change’ approach

Senior Lecturer of DIET Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, using a computer to undertake the MOOC

Encounters with the real lived spaces of the TESS-India MOOCs

29 January 2018

The OU's Dr Simon Cross discusses the impact that meeting some of the 40,000 TESS-India MOOC participants has had on him

TESS-India Boost Teacher Mentoring in Odisha

26 January 2018

Save the Children's Dr Sandhya Paranjpe describes the 'paradigm shift' Teacher Educators experienced as a result of the TESS-India Programme

Catalysing the Teaching-Learning Process in Vaishali (Bihar)

19 January 2018

Dr Sunita Singh, former TESS-India State Representative for Bihar, shares her teacher mentoring experiences in India

Image of classroom blackboard in India. Photo rights Lina Adinolfi

Don’t sacrifice good education for poor EMI

15 January 2018

A change of focus in many schools that teach through English could lead to better student learning outcomes, suggests the British Council.

TESS-India logo, with a grey and red map of India

What can development learn from venture capital?

12 January 2018

As part of our #OpenInsights series, former Senior DFID India Education Adviser, Colin Bangay, applies a venture capitalist framework to TESS-India

English medium policy should not mean ‘English only’

8 January 2018

By Dr Anna Riggall. Local languages can complement and support EMI in the classroom. Partnerships are required to achieve both learning and language goals of education. 

Studying teachers' use of language in Indian low-cost English medium schools

18 December 2017

By Dr Lina Adinolfi. Teachers in Indian low-cost English medium schools shift languages to enhance student understanding but children rarely have opportunities to speak either language in lessons.

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