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Advisors: Dr. Elias Nassier
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This thesis dealt with the contribution of school curriculum committee in facilitating and coordinating curriculum implementation and improvement and factors that affect the roles of the school curriculum committee in secondary schools of Amhara region. In undertaking the study the descriptive survey method was used. Five Zones from the region were selected by using cluster sampling techniques. Then from each zone three secondary schools with a total of fifteen secondary schools were selected again by cluster sampling techniques. Then all the school curriculum committee members and the principals of the school are taken by purposive sampling techniques. Moreover, one supervisor from each sample zone was also taken as a sample of the study. Questionnaires and structured interview forms were employed for data collection. The subjects of the study included a total of 262 school curriculum committee members, 15 secondary school principals and 5 zone educational supervisors. Frequency distribution and percentage were applied in analyzing and reporting the results. The major findings revealed that the school curriculum committee is ineffective in creating favorable situations for teachers to get in-service education, undertake educational research, to get resource support, create smooth relationship among staff members, and to participate in decision- making process related to curriculum. Except secondary school principals, supervisors, students, parents, and community members did not contribute to the implementations and improvement effort of the curriculum. Moreover, the school curriculum committee did not coordinate different groups for this effort. The major factors that affected the roles of the school curriculum committee are workload of the committee members, lack of budget, lack of committee members understanding of the curriculum and roles and responsibilities of the committee, too much number of committee members, lack of initiatives and courage among teachers and shortage of resource. The recommendations forwarded include the school curriculum committee should initiate teachers to undertake educational research, facilitate conditions for teachers to get in-service education and participate in decision- making process related to curriculum at all stages and the committee should coordinate different groups for implementation and improvement of the curriculum. Moreover, the Regional Education Bureau, the Zonal Education Department or the school should give orientation about the roles and responsibilities of the school curriculum committee members, and the purpose of supervision for principals, department heads, and supervisor, allocate budget for school curriculum committee, provide incentives for teachers and school curriculum committee members, reduce workload of the curriculum committee members, supply material support, and reduce committee members.
Description: A Thesis Presented to School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/664
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