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Despite its importance in the teaching-learning process and student motivation and engagement, student assessment in universities has received very limited research attention. This study explored conceptions and practices of student assessment in four public universities in Ethiopia. We obtained qualitative data from officials, instructors (through...
Schools pursued multiple ways to cultivate national identity amongst students, but not all approaches are effective. Drawn from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in rural Ethiopia, this study aims at explor- ing how national identity is reproduced through the knowledge system of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC). By exploring the dai...
Based on feldwork in Washera Qenie School, this article explores Ethiopian national identity from Qenie students’ viewpoint. Given a distinct line of knowledge system they come across, Qenie students viewed Ethiopia and Itiopiawinnet difer- ently. Individual and group interviews with 66 Qenie students (12 to 18 years old) uncovered traits that t...
Anchored in an ethnographic fieldwork in rural Ethiopia, involving 66 children (12– 18 years old) and 17 church scholars, this article looks at how a traditional school of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church nurtures sentiments of patriotism and national pride in Yekolo temari (children in the school). The findings revealed a multitude of pedagogical app...
This study explored the lived experiences of children living in the streets of Addis Abeba, and their challenges and coping strategies. Semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with eight children who lived in the streets and experienced challenges in the absence of basic necessities. A phenomenological approach wa...