ERIC Number: ED220399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Contribution of Awraja Pedagogical Centres in the Improvement of Education in Ethiopia. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 6.
Teachers and teacher center personnel were used to gather evaluative information on Awraja Pedagogical Centers (APCs) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Teachers discussed their access to center facilities and services, and ratings of center materials and personnel. APC staff discussed their work, hours of center operation, procedures followed in the development and preparation of materials, and opinions regarding the objectives of the centers. Findings revealed that seventy percent of the teachers never visited the centers and knew little about the services and facilities offered. Teachers who did visit centers rated materials as only "fair." Activities and qualities of center personnel were rated "fair," and almost all teachers said they had never been visited by center personnel. The centers remained open only during office hours and were not available during out-of-school hours or Saturdays. Center personnel agreed that visits to schools in their areas were "very unsatisfactory" but claimed the teachers were not interested. Most center personnel could state the objectives for APCs, but educational and instructional activities were not given first priority. Teaching staff had little professional knowledge of how to prepare teaching aids, and no material, method, or idea from the centers was used in any of the schools. Recommendations are made for improvement. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Study Centers, Delivery Systems, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
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