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Achieving Universal Primary Education (UPE) is explicitly stated as one of the Millennium Development Goals and has been the focus of many policy makers in developing countries during the last two decades. The benefits of education are well documented, not only at the individual level where education may provide a pathway out of poverty or improved health, but there is also evidence regarding social benefits of education such as higher

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The Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences (EJES) was established in 2005 under the faculty of education RPO with the general purpose of creating a scientific forum for education and science sector adjoined by some sensitive issues like HIV-AIDS and the University philosophy CBE.

Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences of Jimma University

Welcome to EJES websites, All academic staff of JU in general, education and science professionals in particular, are responsible to guide their students practice of research undertakings both in group tasks during Community Based Education (CBE) and Developmental Team Training Program (DTTP) and independent Student Research Project SRP) at senior level in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation.

PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES OF ENHANCING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP IN GAMBELLA REGIONAL STATE

Volume: 
Vol 9 Special Issue 1
Subject: 
PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES OF ENHANCING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP IN GAMBELLA REGIONAL STATE
Author(s): 
Abebe Hunde , Ketema Bacha , Kas s ahun Melesse and Tadese Regassa

Abstract
This study aimed at examining the extent to which Gambella Region made efforts to professionalize school leaders as stipulated in the education and training policy document. The specific objectives were exploring the attempts made to professionalize principals; assessing the existing practices to enhance school principals, and the identifying challenges faced so far. Survey method was employed and included all school principals of both primary and secondary schools as participants of the study.

An Assessment of the Status of Educational Materials Provision in Gambella Region : Challenges and Prospects

Volume: 
Vol 9 Special Issue 1
Subject: 
An Assessment of the Status of Educational Materials Provision in Gambella Region : Challenges and Prospects
Author(s): 
Tadesse Regassa , Ketema Bacha , Kasahun Melesse , Abebe Hunde

Abstract
This study aimed at assessing and exploring the condition of educational materials and facilities in schools of Gambella Region al State to determine its implication for the attainment of educational development goals.
The method employed was survey based on data collected through census as all schools were included.

Data were thus collected from all schools found in Gambella Region through
questionnaire and personal observation.
The result of the study revealed that, in most of the schools in the region,

The Status of Student s’ E nrolment in Gambella National Region al State : A S tudy to S upport UPE P lan of the R egion , 2010/11

Volume: 
Vol 9 Special Issue 1
Subject: 
The Status of Student s’ E nrolment in Gambella National Region al State : A S tudy to S upport UPE P lan of the R egion , 2010/11
Author(s): 
Kassahun Melesse , Abebe Hunde , Ketema Bacha and Tadese Regassa

Abstract
Education is a means by which individuals could be transformed into qualified
professionals so that sustainable development could be attainable in a
certain community such as Gambella Region. Primary education for generation after generation is then the basic concern for the region ensured via sustainable enrolment.
The purpose of this study was then to assess the Gambella Region student enrolment status and its sustainability in relation with attrition due to different problems so that the result could contribute to attain education

Socio - Economic Status of Parents and Children’s Schooling in Gambella Region, South West Ethiopi

Volume: 
Vol 9 Special Issue
Subject: 
Socio - Economic Status of Parents and Children’s Schooling in Gambella Region, South West Ethiopi
Author(s): 
Ketema Bacha , Kassahun Melesse , Abebe Hunde and Tadesse Regassa

Abstract

Children’s schooling and educational outcomes are af fected to varying degree
by parents’ socio-economic background. However, there was no comprehensive report on the same issue from Gambella Regional State, Southwest Ethiopia. The aim of this study was, therefore, to assess the extent to which socio-economic status of parents influence children's education in the study area. A cross -sectional study (survey) design was employed to collect pertinent data from the entire 73,076 households’ in the region.

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An Interpretation of Two Oromo Folklore Genres Integrated to Enhance Skills, Knowledge, Attitude and Values in the Student Text Books of Primary Second Cycle Language Curriculum.

Volume: 
Vol.10 No.1
Subject: 
An Interpretation of Two Oromo Folklore Genres Integrated to Enhance Skills, Knowledge, Attitude and Values in the Student Text Books of Primary Second Cycle Language Curriculum.
Author(s): 
Mohammed Kedir

The purpose of this study was to analyze and interpret the meanings of two selected folklore genres namely: riddle and pastoral song portrayed in primary Oromo language student text books integrated to enhance the language skills, knowledge, attitude and cultural values of the children. Qualitative method was employed to analyze the data.

The Status of Action Research Conducted in Government Secondary Schools of Addis Ababa

Volume: 
Vol.10 No.1
Subject: 
The Status of Action Research Conducted in Government Secondary Schools of Addis Ababa
Author(s): 
Befekadu Zeleke*

The main purpose of this study was to examine the current status of action research conducted by teachers in government secondary schools of Addis Ababa. A descriptive survey design was used to conduct the study. Data for the study was collected from 281 sample respondents drawn from three general secondary and two preparatory schools in five sub-cities in the capital using a questionnaire. Simple percentages, average mean ratings, t-tests and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze the data. Finally, the study disclosed that the current status of action research conducted in government secondary

Is the Role of Teacher Performance Appraisal in Ethiopia Rhetoric or Reality? Convergence Between Knowledge and Implementation and Finding Solutions from the Process

Volume: 
Vol.10 No.1
Subject: 
Is the Role of Teacher Performance Appraisal in Ethiopia Rhetoric or Reality? Convergence Between Knowledge and Implementation and Finding Solutions from the Process
Author(s): 
Tilahun Gidey Gebremeskal  and Shanbel Yimam Tesema

This study had two fold purposes. The first purpose was to investigate if there is convergence between the knowledge of both appraisees and appraisers on purposes of teacher performance appraisal and implementation of teacher performance appraisal in light of the purposes sought in full cycle primary schools of Merhabete Woreda, North Shoa Zone. The other was to suggest solutions based on the examination of process of teacher performance appraisal. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews.

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