Curriculum Development in Ethiopia - A Consultancy Study for the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia and for Sida

Series:
Sida Evaluation
Number:
1996:40
Authors:
Mikael Palme , Wiggo Kilborn , Christopher Stroud , Oleg Popov
Description:
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.

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