Resource Book

Building Capacity for School-Based Improvement:  A Resource Book for TAMAM Coaches 

The TAMAM Capacity Building Program is detailed and documented in a Resource Book that is designed to support TAMAM coaches while planning for their coaching activities to build leadership capacity of school teams in the different countries. The material in the resource book is found in both English and Arabic languages.  

The resource book is outlined on the right of this page. Some chapters are accessible to educators while others are confidential. Please contact the Steering Team to request access to chapters.  

  1. Purpose of the Resource Book  
  2. Audience of the Resource book  
  3. Overview of the Resource Book   
  4. Guidelines for Using the Resource Book  

  1. Challenges in the Arab World  
  2. A shift in the existing paradigm: The TAMAM theory of change  
  3. TAMAM: An educational movement for impactful school-based reform in the Arab region

  1. Effective professional development for professional learning  
  2. The coach as an inquirer
  3. Participative evaluation and accountability 

  1. The Social Transformation Role of The Educational Institution 
  2. Schools as self-renewing with sustainable improvement

  1. The TAMAM Coaches Characteristics
  2. Roles and responsibilities of coaches


  1. The TAMAM pillars’ competencies 
  2. The process of initiating and leading School Based Improvement 
  3. Motivation for engaging in school-based improvement

  1. Characteristics of the School Based Improvement Journey 
  2. Stations of the journey 

  1. TAMAM’s Evaluation Goals 
  2. TAMAM’s Evaluation General Questions
  3. Evaluation Criteria: Evaluating process and impact
  4. Evaluation methods for Data Collection and Instruments
  5. TAMAM’s Data Analysis
  6. Drawing Conclusions and recommendations

  1. Understanding the school broader community: Becoming informed about the country, ministry of education of that country, services from NGOS, local government entities, current and potential funders for school improvement. 
  2. Identify the school teams’ learning needs

  1. Design the Learning Experience

  2. Monitoring 

  3. Plan for implementation 

  4. Implement and Monitor the Coaching Plan 

  5. Plan for evaluation

  6. Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Coaching Plan

  7. Make recommendations

  1. Introduction
  2. Documentation
  3. Dissemination of TAMAM Knowledge

  1. Expanding the Capacity Building Program:
    1. Building Capacity for Organizational Development at The School Level 
    2. The Socio-Cultural Approach
    3. Student Leadership
  1. Establishing a Professional Network
  2. Preparing the training for trainers’ modules.
  3. Developing Research Partnerships

  1. Appendix 1: The Modules (NOT accessible)
        1. The TAMAM Competencies
        2. The Journey Stations
  1. Appendix 2:  TAMAM Pillars and Elements- student profile- coaches’ competencies
  2. Appendix 3: Journey figures
  3. Appendix 4: Data Collection Tools
  4. Appendix 5: Data Analysis Tools (including master rubric for pillars and journey)- along with the tips for data analysis 
  5. Appendix 6: Tools for Documentation for Coaches
  6. Appendix 7: Tools for Documentation for School Teams