Cooperative Learning in Adult and Non- Formal Education Centers In Arada Sub City, Addis Ababa City Administration

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Addis Ababa Univerisity


This study attempts to investigate the role of cooperative learning in adult and non-formal education in selected centers of Arada sub-city in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To achieve this objective, a qualitative phenomenological study design was employed. The samples were selected using purposeful sampling methods. The respondents were twenty, fifteen team leaders of the cooperative learning and their five facilitators in five centers of adult and non-formal education center, purposefully selected for this study in Arada Sub-City of Addis Ababa City Administration, Ethiopia. The data was collected through interview and observation based on Johnson and Johnson (1999) elements of cooperative learning, Semi-structured interview guide and observation checklist were designed to gather qualitative data from the participants of the research. The data were analyzed and discussed in thematic description. The findings of the study revealed that study participants perceived that all elements of cooperative learning were used in class room and cooperative learning had benefited their learning. The findings also revealed that challenges that exists in implementing cooperative learning were absent of students and associating it to political agenda of the ruling party. Moreover, based on the findings, further recommendations were drawn along with suggestions for further investigation