The state of research and research outcomes utilization for educational and cultural development n Borana Zone

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Addis Ababa Universty


The study examined the siluatian afresearch works. outcome utilizations and cantributions to foster education and culture in the pastoralist Borana context. The available researches related to education were identified and reviewed. Eight interviews with researchers. concerned program staffs. education officers were conducted and private discussions with five informants were held. Nine individuals participated in FGD held at Yabello. Site observations. illustrative case studies and researcher's personal diary were added to strengthen the validity. The results indicate that there were studies conducted by NGOsfor program purpose. The investigation made on these researches asserted that however they address the problems of the education system; they did not reach the appropriate bodies for implementation. There were very limited utilization of research findings for the purpose they were intended. The short-range studies such as baseline surveys conducted by NGOs were utilized and have contributed on increasing coverage and enrolment. Research for education improvement and tackle cultural barriers on girls' education remain at infant stage. The findings show that to improve quality. relevance and girls' parity require undertaking comprehensive research. As well. the study showed that conducting in-depth research and integrating the livelihood with the education of the children and adults learning are important. The findings confirmed as the stakeholders have keen interest to use research outcomes. in spite of their budget constraint to fond researches. The study recommends the importance of establishment of a library in Borana zone. and organizing and documenting the available researches for reference. This study finally calls for the attention of the government and NGOs involved in education programs in Borana zone to encourage and fimd more in-depth researches.



Educational and cultural