ERIC Number: ED234005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Operationalization of National Objectives of Ethiopia into Educational Objectives. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation. No. 60.
Adaye, Abebe Alaro
This paper reports on past educational objectives of the old political regime in Ethiopia and new educational objectives of revolutionary Ethiopia. It is reported that these new objectives focus on education for production, scientific research, and socialist consciousness, and that all subjects are based on Marxism-Leninism. Curricular objectives for the subjects of agriculture, the social sciences, vocational training, physical education, English, science, and mathematics are discussed. Also discussed is the ultimate aim of the new regime: to make sure skills and attitudes obtained from education make students productive citizens whose productivity in turn contributes to enhancement of national aims. The paper notes that emphasis is placed on the interconnection between national aims, national educational aims, national objectives, and objectives for each subject in each grade in each unit. Examples are given of how to teach a mathematics and geography lesson from the Marxist-Leninist point of view. (JMK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Communism, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Mathematics Education, Outcomes of Education, Physical Education, Political Attitudes, Public Policy, Science Education, Social Sciences, Socialism, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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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