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ERIC Number: EJ976915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Ethnocentrism and Ethnic-Based Peer Preferences in Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Implications for Ethiopia
Admasu Gebru, Demewoz
International Journal of Educational Reform, v21 n1 p47-61 Win 2012
Ethiopia, a country containing more than 80 ethnic groups, has remarkably expanded the higher education sector and established universities based on equitable regional distribution in the two past decades. This article discusses and analyzes attitudes and behaviors of university students from various ethnic groups toward their own and other ethnics and posits their effects on learning, teaching, and leadership exercises. Attempting to bring an academic discourse on the issue for the first time, it extensively draws from various sources, such as legal documents, research reports, personal accounts, and observations. By examining the current state of student ethnic diversity and consequent attitudes and behaviors, the challenges that higher education institutions are facing, and the implications, it concludes with specific questions for academic discourse. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia