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Title:Education, politics & social change in Ethiopia
Editors:Milkias, PaulosISNI
Kebede, MessayISNI
City of publisher:Los Angeles, CA
ISBN:159907043X; 9781599070438
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:educational history
social change
educational systems
Abstract:The contributions in this volume explore the role of education in Ethiopia over the last hundred years, placing it in the context of Ethiopian history, language, religion, politics, culture and gender. It examines, among others, the role of western education, the impact of being instructed in English, the invention and imposition of a new WoGaGoDa language in the South, and the national educational strategic plans. Contents: The curse of English as a medium of instruction in Ethiopian education system (Tekeste Negash); Comparing traditional and modern education: the decentering of Ethiopia (Messay Kebede); The challenge of modernity: western education and the demise of feudalism in Ethiopia (Paulos Milkias); The education system of Haile Selassie's government: the roots of political fiasco (Bekele Haile-Selassie Thomas); Towards a critical Ethiopian theory of education (Maimire Menasemay); Education, modernity and revival movements: making sense of the Pentecostal expansion in Ethiopia (Tibebe Eshete ); Governance, language politics and education in southern Ethiopia: the tribulations of inventing WoGaGoDa (Data Dea); development policy, education and training: women and change in contemporary Ethiopia (Judith Narrowe); Prevailing over the power of continuity? (Eva Poluha). [ASC Leiden abstract]