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TAMAM is an educational movement in the Arab region that resulted from a memorandum of understanding between the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) and the American University of Beirut (AUB). TAMAM’s name derives from its purpose: it consists of the initials of “school-based reform” in A rabic (al-tatweer al-mustanid ila al-madrasa).
The TAMAM Project Steering Team aims at building leadership capacity of lead teams for sustainable improvement through the TAMAM Journey, which consists of a series of stations that the lead team members pass through and learn from. The focus is to work on acquiring competencies related to the TAMAM Pillars, which are research-based principles for leadership and learning.
The TAMAM journey is a design for a learning experience for lead teams with the goal of acquiring a set of competencies to become self-directed leaders of their own learning, and also for their mentors to be capable of transferring this learning to their educational institutions to transform them into professional learning organizations. This journey is designed in a way that provides lead teams with opportunities to learn and practice the competencies of the pillars and modify their attitudes so that they develop new habits of mind necessary for initiating change.
Traveling the TAMAM journey is guided by a set of templates. These templates are a set of guiding formal structures developed by the Project Steering Team (PST). They are comprised of guiding points for lead team members travelling the TAMAM school improvement journey to reflect on and document the experience they are going through.
The Project Steering Team and TAMAM coaches work with lead teams to help them develop professionally and reach their potential. In parallel, they design research studies to understand and gain deeper knowledge of the processes taking place for development. Research in TAMAM is inspired by the team members’ learning and ongoing reflective inquiries and the PST plays a dual role of coaches, for individual, team and organizational development and of researchers.
The TAMAM Project Team of experts consists of The Project Steering Team, an Advisory Committee, and a Group of Expert Coaches for the participating countries.