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Improving teacher training in Ethiopia: Shifting the content and approach of pre-service teacher education
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, , Learning Systems Institute, United States ; , Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia ; , Learning Systems Institute, United States

TTEAIJRS Volume 70, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Teacher education in Ethiopia has undergone multiple reforms, yet primary students still struggle to learn to read. The USAID-funded Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed - Technical Assistance project aimed to reform the primary school curriculum and teacher education to improve instructional approaches to teaching reading and writing. We examine the process and effectiveness of the project's pre-service teacher education component. Impacts on teacher educator pedagogywere observed at Colleges of Teacher Education, including less lecturing and greater use of student-centered teaching and learning approaches. Sustainability depends on the government's efforts to invest in long-term solutions and promote student-centered pedagogy.

Citation

Barnes, A.E., Zuilkowski, S.S., Mekonnen, D. & Ramos-Mattoussi, F. (2018). Improving teacher training in Ethiopia: Shifting the content and approach of pre-service teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 70(1), 1-11. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.11.004

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