The Support Rendered from Teacher Education Policies to Prospective Teachers’ Multicultural Competence Development in Ethiopia
AbstractThis study was designed to examine the support rendered from teacher education policies to prospective teachers’ multicultural competence development in Ethiopia. The major sources of data were basic policy documents (i.e., National Constitution, Higher Education Proclamation, Education and Training Policy, and Strategic Plan Documents) related to the pre-service teacher education program. Policy documents were selected using purposive sampling technique. And, data for these policy documents were collected through document analysis technique. This technique is supported by a coding sheet prepared using multicultural attributes and how they are manifested in the four preceding policy documents. Document analysis data were reported in words following themes made vis-àvis the research questions of this study. The fi ndings of the study confi rmed that basic policy documents reviewed seem to have given adequate contextual support to prospective teachers’ multicultural development, as policies guide the actual practice at schools.
TypeDepartmental Bulletin Paper
Journal of international cooperation in education , 18 (2) , 37 - 53,