Evaluative Research on the Effectiveness of The Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching /Pgdt/ Program: The Case of Addis Ababa City Governement and Oromia Region

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of the study was to evaluate as to how the PGDT program design was implemented in the education system. The research has used a descriptive survey research design. To this end, the researcher attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of the program implementation in comparison to its design making use of the data collected from stake holders such as the MoE, PGDT trainer universities, and Regional Education Bureaus‟. Consequently, a purposive sampling, simple random sampling, systematic random sampling, and census techniques were employed so as to select samples from university coordinators, MoE & REBs‟ experts and PGDT gradutes. In this regard, 550 pgdt graduate teachers were selected from a list of 1353 working in Oromiya, and Addis Ababa and 10 coordinators from mentioned institutes have been selected purposively based on their knowledge and involvement in the program. Of 10 purposively selected PGDT coordinators four were from the AAU & DBU, two were from MoE, and four were from Oromiya & Addis Ababa education bureaus. Data were collected through questionnaire from pgdt graduates and interviews were used to collect data from the ten selected education professionals of the MoE, AAU, DBU, OEB, & AAEB. Content validity, and reliability were made to the questionnaire prepared for PGDT graduates, and necessary corrections and eliminations were made. On the other hand, a content validity check only was made to the interview questions prepared and they were of two types; one for MoE & REB senior experts and the other for PGDT coordinators from AAU & DBU. The data collected from the pgdt graduates were analysed using the SPSS software and thematic narrations while the data collected through interview. Generally speaking, the study found out that the implementation of the program was ineffective based on the data collected from all of the respondents. The main findings of the study were the implementation of the PGDT program found to be ineffective to satisfy the demands of private schools all over the country, unable to make use of all selection criteria‟s except that the entrance examination, didn‟t compensate all those role players who participate in the training especially mentors, could not attract competent and interested candidates, found to be permeable to let untrained „teachers‟ to join the system, deny autonomy of teacher educators, and could not retain trained teachers. Moreover, the program was found to be closed for those private applicants who might possibly be relatively competent and interested to become teachers having the training at their own pace



Evaluative Research, on the Effectiveness, Post Graduate Diploma, Teaching /Pgdt/ Program