About The Project
TAMAM is an inquiry-based project at two levels: First, it promotes inquiry and evidence-based decision-making at the school level while building capacity for improvement. Second, it aims at developing a theory of change by investigating factors which hinder or enhance educational change in the Arab schools.
Funded by the Arab Thought Foundation, TAMAM was launched in 2007 on the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed between the Foundation and the American University of Beirut. To get more information about TAMAM’ s Phases, Vision, and Mission.
TAMAM’s Vision Statement: TAMAM is a continuously expanding and developing network of Arab educators and educational institutions aiming at: (1) building leadership capacities for change, and (2) integrating and sustaining the school based improvement culture in educational institutions dedicated to school reform. Its members are committed lifelong learning and sustainable improvement of their practices to serve student learning through in collaboration with other practitioners in their institutions, local communities, university academicians and policy makers at the national, Arab and international levels.
TAMAM’s Mission Statement: TAMAM is an educational movement that triggers and supports school based improvement initiatives to achieve sustainable school improvement. It aims at improving student learning to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the 21st century. TAMAM combines research with development to bring about and support school based initiatives for sustainable school improvement. It also aims to build a home-grown theoretical understanding of effective school reform that is grounded in evidence and in the cultural context of the Arab region. Consequently, TAMAM seeks to change practitioners’ conceptual frameworks and professional beliefs and transform schools to professional learning communities with adaptive and self-renewing structures.