Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Table of Content: September 2012; 4(7)

September 2012

The dilemma of adopting ethnic federal system in Africa in light of the perspectives from Ethiopian experience

  This article aims to analyse the major challenges of adopting ethnic federal system in Africa with special focus on the context of Ethiopia’s ethnic federal system. It is argued that though the adoption of ethnic federal system in Ethiopia has created the opportunity for minority groups to exercise their cultural and linguistic rights, the ethnic federal experiment has faced enormous challenges. The...

Author(s): Semahagn Gashu Abebe

September 2012

Curriculum governance and contestation in teacher education: The Zimbabwean experience

  This study investigated factors which underlie controversies in the assessment of student teachers in teacher training colleges in Zimbabwe. A case study methodology was adopted. The results of the study indicate that student assessment activities in teacher education reflect ideological contests between external and internal assessors than professional judgments on students’ performance. Firstly, it...

Author(s): Jonathan L. Mswazi, Jeriphanos Makaye and Kudakwashe Mapetere