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Title:The practices of student network as cooperative learning in Ethiopia
Authors:Reda, Weldemariam Nigusse
Hagos, Girmay Tsegay
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:teaching methods
primary education
secondary education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2015.1112162
Abstract:Student network is a teaching strategy introduced as cooperative learning to all educational levels above the upper primary schools (grade 5 and above) in Ethiopia. The study was, therefore, aimed at investigating to what extent the student network in Ethiopia is actually practiced in line with the principles of cooperative learning. Consequently, data collected from 156 secondary and 315 upper primary school teachers revealed that the student network is rarely practiced in line with the principles of cooperative learning. And this was found with statistically significant differences between the upper primary and secondary schools. The upper primary schools seem better in practicing the student network in line with the principles of cooperative learning than the secondary school. Accordingly, the study concluded that, albeit the student network remained a canon strategy to improve students' learning in Ethiopia and its practices are supposedly recommended to be in line the principles of cooperative learning, challenges related to parents, students, school administration and teachers seem to cripple its smooth practice in line with the cooperative learning principles. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]