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Quest of Traditional Education in Ethiopia: A Retrospective Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Wolkite University, Ethiopia, PhD student at Science and mathematics education, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 1-5, November,1 (2016)


Ethiopia is one of the known countries for struggle of independence during colonial time; a home of archeological findings like Lucy; a center of religious belief like Christian, Muslim and Waqefata; obelisks like rock of Mukaturi of Showa, Aksum obelisk of Tigray, Lalibela church of Gonder, Sof Humor of Bale, and so forth. Like that of historical victories Ethiopia is also known for her traditional education too. This study uses qualitative research approach to answer the research question, starting point of tradition education and specifically retrospective research design of historical research method was employed. The source of the data was secondary data that was collected by different researchers at different time. Similarly, I used different archaeological finding that was collected by different scholars. Hence, this article figure out that traditional education was not introduced since 4th century that stick to introduction of Christianity in Ethiopia but rather it goes back to the history of ancient Cushitic people of Ethiopia.


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