Thinking School Ethiopia Partners and Collaborations:
Thinking Schools International
Thinking Schools International collaborates with projects in various countries. All these schools take a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking and share good practice, resources and expertise.  Within the TSI website there is a library of resources available to all schools in the network. There are currently over 400 schools in the United Kingdom that are part of the Thinking Schools network. A major project is with the Malaysian Government where together the collaboration is aiming to have all Malaysian schools become thinking schools as part of a national innovation strategy.

The UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) was officially established by the UNESCO General Conference in October, 1999. Its establishment was part of UNESCO’s drive to decentralize its functions. In particular IICBA expressed UNESCO’s commitment to capacity building in Africa. IICBA is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and presently has two nodes, one situated within the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, and the second one within Pretoria University, South Africa. Through these three centres IICBA provides services to some 20 countries.

Thinking Foundation
Thinking IS the Foundation for Learning
The mission of the non-profit Thinking Foundation is to support high quality research on cognitive skills development, creativity, and critical reflection—at pre-school, K-12 and college levels in order to transform learning, literacy, teaching and leadership around the world for those with the greatest need.

Thinking Maps®, Inc.
Thinking Maps, developed by Dr. David Hyerle, are visual teaching tools that foster and encourage lifelong learning. They are based on a simple yet profound insight: The one common instructional thread that binds together all teachers, from pre-kindergarten through postgraduate, is that they all teach the same thought processes.

Based on thorough and well-accepted academic study and brain research, the eight Thinking Map tools correspond with eight fundamental thinking processes.

Thinking Maps, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning through the effective implementation of Thinking Maps in schools and school districts around the world. Through quality training, materials and support services, we will equip learning communities with the tools necessary to become successful thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers, and ultimately, lifelong learners.
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Addis Ababa Education Bureau
Education Bureau website on Addis Ababa City site
Thinking Schools Ethiopia is collaborating with the Addis Ababa Education Bureau on implementing Thinking Schools methodologies with whole schools throughout the Addis Ababa government school system.

Ethiopia Education Reports:
Ethiopia Early Grade Reading Assessment
Data Analytic Report:  Language and Early Learning
Ed Data II Task Number 7 and Ed Data II Task Number 9
October 31, 2010 This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared by RTI International.
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Ethiopia Early Grade Reading Assessment
Regional Findings Annex • Ethiopia Early Grade Reading Assessment
Ed Data II Task Number 7 and Ed Data II Task Number 9
October 15, 2010 This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared by RTI International and the Center for Development Consulting.
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Ethiopia’s Progress in Education – – 27 July 2011
Key Messages:
1. Access to education in Ethiopia has improved significantly. Approximately 3 million pupils were in primary school in 1994/95. By 2008/09, primary enrolment had risen to 15.5 million – an increase of over 500%.
2. Progress has been enabled through a sustained government-led effort to reduce poverty and expand the public education system equitably. This has been backed by substantial increases in national education expenditure and aid to the sector, as well as improved planning and implementation capacity at all levels.
3. Increased regional and local autonomy and community participation have also had a key role in expanding access to education across the country.
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USAID Ethiopia Website

USAID Education Strategy • February 2011
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All Children Reading
USAID; Australian AID; World Vision
A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy

USAID to Launch Five-Year Ethiopian Education Endeavor
20 July 2011
A preliminary five-year plan to improve Ethiopia’s educational system was released today by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The draft Statement of Work (SOW) outlines what the agency expects to accomplish via the Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ) project, which seeks to improve the reading and writing skills of elementary school students.

According to the draft SOW: The overall program will have four components: curriculum improvement, pedagogical techniques, appropriate technology and teaching aids, and co‐curricular activity and community outreach. In addition, an evaluation project is expected to conduct mid‐term and final evaluations of the complete READ program to determine the impact of the program intervention.
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Addis Ababa City Administration Site


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