Improving teacher training in Ethiopia: Shifting the content and approach of pre-service teacher education
Adrienne E. Barnes, Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Learning Systems Institute, United States ; Dawit Mekonnen, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia ; Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, Learning Systems Institute, United States
TTEAIJRS Volume 70, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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.
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 https://www.learntechlib.org/p/202160/.