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ERIC Number: EJ1116703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Effectiveness of Higher Diploma Program for Early Career Academics in Ethiopia
Gebru, Demewoz Admasu
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n10 p1741-1753 2016
Unprecedented expansion of the public higher education sector in Ethiopia has brought about masses of early career academics (ECAs) to take up teaching and research in the sector. In recognition of a multitude of responsibilities and challenges these ECAs would face, a higher diploma program (HDP) was introduced in 2004 both for ECAs and senior academics alike. This paper analyzes this program on the basis of data collected through interviews with ECAs and secondary sources. The author also draws on his personal and professional experiences in the Ethiopian higher education sector over the last three decades. The study revealed that the HDP was initiated externally and tenuously grounded locally. It was also found out that ECAs' teaching practice still largely draws from their previous teachers, suggesting that the HDP program has not been fully effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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