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16. Society, State and Identity in African History
2008
Editor: Bahru Zewde
The volume features twenty-one of the papers presented at the 4th Congress of the Association of African Historians, held in Addis Ababa in May 2007. They explore and analyse the issue of identity in its diverse temporal settings, from its pre-colonial roots to its contemporary manifestations. Themes covered include: pre-colonial identities, colonialism and identity, conceptions of the nation-state and identity, identity-based conflicts, migration and acculturation, and memory and history.
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17. Quality of Higher Education in Ethiopian Public Institutions
2009
Editor: Amare Asgedom, Ayalew Shibeshi, Dawit Mekonnen , Mulu Nega , Tesfaye Semela , Wana Leqa , Wossenu Yima, Yalew Endawoke and Yohannes Woldetensae
Ethiopia has seen a dramatic expansion of its higher education sector in the past decade, with growth in the number of public universities leaping from just two in 1991 to 22 in 2008 and expected to reach 33 possibly by the end of 2010. Likewise, there has also been an enrolment explosion, rising from an annual intake of nearly 5,000 into the regular university programs at the beginning of the 1990s and reaching 79,500 at the start of the 2008/9 academic year. Conversely, however, the results of the external quality audits recently conducted by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) indicate that the available inputs and processes to maintain the quality of higher education have not been able to keep pace with the phenomenal rate of physical expansion and enrolment growth. On top of that, the Government has recently introduced a policy of 70:30 percent professional mix in annual enrollment, with 70% of intakes allocated into the Science and Technology streams and 30% into the Social Sciences and Humanities streams. The rationale behind this initiative is the belief that Science and Technology are the engines of development and that Ethiopia’s prospect for building a knowledge economy and propelling its economic growth hinges on the availability of a sufficient stock of national expertise in these fields, produced by its higher education institutions.
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18. The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia
2007
Editor: Eva Poluha
This book presents a collection of essays about the lives, ideas and modes of interaction of children in Ethiopia. The case studies cover school children in Addis Ababa, the Amhara Region, Oromia Region, SNNPR. Apart from examining gender, religion, age and ethnic factors in shaping children’s thoughts, attitudes and interactions with their peers and adults, at home, at school and their communities, it also deals with media portrayals of and influences on children.
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19. Academic Freedom in Ethiopia
2008
Editor: Taye Assefa
This book examines the status of institutional autonomy, academic freedom and teaching personnel in Ethiopian higher education institutions, with emphasis on the post-Derg period. It provides the results of case studies of seven major public universities and four private colleges using the UNESCO General Conference’s November 1997 “Recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel” as a benchmark. It also presents three other studies focusing on crosscutting issues such as teacher assessment, social dialogue and TESO, and impacts of massification.
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20. Digest of Ethiopia's National Policies, Strategies and Programs
2008, Reprinted: 2009, 2010
Editor: Taye Assefa
This digest briefly reviews a selection of major national policies, strategies and programs adopted by the Government of Ethiopia in the post-1991 period. It provides reviews of the salient features and contents of the policies, strategies and programs, achievements and challenges in their implementation and the way forward. The reviews cover the Social sector (e.g., food security, population, education, women), Economic sector (agriculture, finance, energy, industry, trade and investment, water, environment), and Governance sector (civil service, justice system, and urban development).
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