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|Title: ||THE ROLES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY: THE CASE OF ARADA SUB-CITY, ADDIS ABABA CITY GOVERNMENT|
|Authors: ||MEHARI, HAILE|
|Advisors: ||Fenta Mandefro (PhD)|
|Copyright: ||Apr-2011 |
|Date Added: ||13-May-2012 |
Quality education has a role in the economic, social, and political life of any country at various levels. Quality education can be improved if all stakeholders such as CSOs are active participants. However, CSOs focus more on hard ware issues but less on software issues of education quality such as curriculum development, teachers‟ development and provision of educational materials. Therefore, the main objective of the study is to assess and understand the roles, contributions, capacities and challenges of CSOs in the education quality issues in Arada Sub-City.
To achieve these objectives both exploratory and descriptive research methods were used. Therefore, the findings of the study revealed that the main roles and contributions of CSOs in teachers‟ development include provision of in-service and pre-service pedagogical training; giving awareness raising programs; conducting short term training; coordinating, and financing for continuous professional developments. In addition, CSOs are providing educational/school materials such as computers, stationery and facilitating favorable reading materials outside schools for their own beneficiaries. However, most CSOs have no roles and contributions in curriculum development because of lack of invitation from the government and curriculum is developed at the central and regional levels.
CSOs have the capacity of information, knowledge, expertise and motivation of their staffs in curriculum development, teachers‟ development and provision of educational material in Arada Sub-City. But, there is no empirical evidence on the capacities of CSOs to deliver better services in curriculum development. Similarly, the main challenges of CSOs in improving education quality include; they are donor dependent, not yet fully recognized as actors in curriculum development, limited staff capacity, inadequate supply of educational materials in the country, and competition between and among CSOs.
Finally, the study concludes that CSOs are working to fill up the gap and strengthen between the government and the society by way of doing government jobs in teachers‟ development and provision of educational materials. In addition, they play a direct role in the joint efforts to create learning societies.|
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