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Title:An overview of curriculum development in Ethiopia: 1908-2005
Author:Kassaye, Woube
Year:2005
Periodical:Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN 1810-4487)
Volume:3
Issue:1
Period:July
Pages:49-80
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:curriculum development
educational history
education
Education and state
Curriculum planning
Abstract:The history of curriculum development in Ethiopia has not been studied thoroughly. This article gives an overview of the practices of elementary and secondary school curriculum development in various periods since 1908: traditional education (up to 1908), the first phase of modern education (1908-1935), the period of Italian occupation or the 'no education period' (1935-1941), the second phase of modern education (1941-1974), the third phase of modern education (1974-1991), and the post-1991 period. The main sources for the study are literature as well as the personal experience of the author. The understanding and practice of curriculum development, i.e. curriculum planning, tryout, implementation and evaluation or quality control has varied throughout the history of Ethiopian education. The curriculum employed in each period was essentially foreign dominated. The use of evaluation and research findings was minimal and there was little or no public and professional engagement in curriculum development in most periods. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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