Teach for Romania

Updated: 24/01/2018

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Every child in Romania should have access to life choices through quality education, regardless of where they come from, the type of school they have access to, or their socio-economic status. Teach for Romania provides access to education and learning experiences for the children in need, and helps them to harness their full potential.

           Teach for Romania is a non-profit organization, part of the Teach for All network, which today comprises over 45 countries on 5 continents. Teach for All supports local partners in changing the educational context. Teachers, alumni and network employees adapt their solutions to the local context and thus deliver innovations that can be shared to accelerate progress across the network.

      For children in Romania today, their basic education, the knowledge they acquire school and the environment in which they grow up are crucial for creating their future life options.
We believe that every child in Romania should have access to high quality education and associated life options, regardless of region, type of school, or socio-economic status.

           Teach for Romania recruits valuable Romanians, prepares them as model teachers or professors, and supports them to become factors of transformation in education. We select the best candidates and prepare them to become teachers and transformational teachers. We support them in finding a job in a vulnerable school, and for two years we support them to work with children and to act as community leaders. Transformational impact in the Romanian educational system, on a large scale and in the long term. Quality education will be ensured both through the profile of the teachers entering the classroom, as well as through the methods used in working with students. The candidates selected to become part of the Teach for Romania program are trained to become competent teachers, selected on the basis of highly rigorous criteria, and motivated to bring about positive changes in their students’ performance.
          These teachers employ innovative and creative approaches in their classrooms. They guide, motivate, and support their students to become better performing through interactive teaching methods based on critical thinking and constructive feedback. Teachers also play a key role in continually supporting students in their personal and professional development as well as in recognizing student performance and outcomes inside and outside of the classroom.
         After the two years of teaching, the teachers and the professors, becoming Teach for Romania alumni, are actively encouraged to make positive changes in education either directly in the formal education system or working in related fields.

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