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Shishigu, Aweke; Gemechu, Eyasu; Michael, Kassa; Atnafu, Mulugeta; Ayalew, Yenealem – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
Though, Ethiopia registered an extraordinary achievement in terms of increasing student enrolment, still quality of education remains a challenge and is becoming a bottleneck. One of the problems might be the structure and nature of teacher education itself. The purpose of this study therefore was to critically examine the existing literature and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Dahlstrom, Lars – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
The present reconfiguration of education by neo-liberal forces worldwide is taken as a basis for this essay. Drawing on examples of how this reconfiguration operates on national arenas through decisive and dishonest discourses of commoditisation and privatisation, management and efficiency, education for all and student-centred education, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Educational Change
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Hussein, Jeylan Wolyie – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
The paper emerged out of my own and my colleagues' growing discontent with the traditional, ill-organized and unproductive way of evaluating the one-month-teaching practice of student teachers of English Language Teaching (ELT) at Haramaya University. It advances the argument that student teacher evaluation systems should be restructured to…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Student Teacher Evaluation
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Tessema, Kedir Assefa – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
In this paper, the author argues that the pre-service secondary teacher education "paradigm shift" or "system overhaul" that has been implemented during the 2003-2005 time period in Ethiopia reflects the pursuit of pathways which the author refers to as a managerial approach. Grounded mainly on personal narratives of a key…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives