Curriculum Development in Ethiopia - A Consultancy Study for the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia and for Sida
Mikael Palme, Wiggo Kilborn, Christopher Stroud, Oleg Popov
Serier Sida EvaluationDescription:
Sida Evaluation 96/40 / A Consultance Study for the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia and for Sida
The current curriculum reform for basic education in Ethiopia represents a major shift in educational policy in relation to the policy advanced by the previous regime. Communicative, participatory and problem-solving approaches in teaching are put forward as guidelines for curriculum developers and teachers. The use of mother-tongues as means of instruction is encouraged. Criteria for the selection of content include the meeting of local and regional needs. The decision-making for basic education has been decentralised and to a large extent put in the hands of those who stand closer to the cultural and social realities in which education operates.