Ethiopia was colonised!

We kept the imperialists at bay, but it wasn’t enough. By Mastewal Taddese Like many African countries that were colonised by the British, Ethiopia’s educational system strongly privileges the English language. I learnt this first hand going through school in the capital Addis Ababa. Along with my classmates across the vast country, I was taught in my … Continue reading Ethiopia was colonised!

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Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Pre-colonialAfricawas neither an educationally nor a technologically unsophisticated continent. Whileeducationwas an integral part of the culture, issues oflanguageidentification and standardisation which are subject to contentious debate today were insignificant. Children learned community knowledge and history by asking questions instead of being taught in a hegemonic alienlanguage. This article argues that education and development should take … Continue reading Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-2

Consider what it is to share a culture. It is to share schemata which are at one and the same time constitutive of and normative for intelligible action by myself and are also means for my interpretations of the actions of others. My ability to understand what you are doing and my ability to act … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-2

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

What is an epistemological crisis? Consider, first, the situation of ordinary agents who are thrown into such crises. Someone who has believed that he was highly valued by his employers and colleagues is suddenly fired; someone proposed for membership of a club whose members were all, so he believed, close friends is blackballed. Or someone … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

What is an epistemological crisis? Consider, first, the situation of ordinary agents who are thrown into such crises. Someone who has believed that he was highly valued by his employers and colleagues is suddenly fired; someone proposed for membership of a club whose members were all, so he believed, close friends is blackballed. Or someone … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

በሚያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ጠይቀው_በማያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ለሚናገሩ_የኢትዮጲያ_ምሁራን!

በተለይ በማህበራዊ ሣይንስ ዘርፍ በሚሰሩ አብዛኞቹ ጥናታዊ ሥራዎች፣ ‘በአባሪነት’ የሚያያዘው ‘የመጠይቅ ቅፅ’....ለምን ጥናታዊ ሥራዎችን በእንግሊዘኛ እንደምናዘጋጅ ለማስረዳት ጥሩ ምሳሌ ይሆናል። ‘መጠይቅ’ በጥናቱ መፍትሄ ስለሚሰጠው 'ማህብረሰባዊ ችግር’ መረጃ ለመሰብሰብ እንዲቻል የጥናቱ ተሣተፊዎች በሚናገሩት ’ቋንቋ’ ይተረጎማል። ብዙውን ግዜ መጠይቅ በእንግሊዘኛ ተዘጋጅቶ ወደ አከባቢው ቋንቋ ይተረጎማል። ነገር ግን፣ ከመጠይቅ በስተቀር፣ የጥናቱ መረሃ-ግብር፣ ትንታኔ፣ የጥናቱ ውጤት፣ እንዲሁም በውጤቱ መሰረት … Continue reading በሚያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ጠይቀው_በማያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ለሚናገሩ_የኢትዮጲያ_ምሁራን!

Education for Self-reliance: Epistemological Crisis

EDUCATION FOR SELF-RELIANCE By Ali A. Abdi,University of Alberta **************************** The educational systems in different kinds of societies in the world have been, and are, very different in organization and content. They are different because the societies providing the education are different, and because education, whether it be formal or informal, has a purpose. That … Continue reading Education for Self-reliance: Epistemological Crisis

የአደዋ በዓል ሲመጣ ይጨንቀኛል…ባርነት ይሰማኛል!!

የአደዋ በዓል ሲመጣ ይጨንቀኛል...ባርነት ይሰማኛል!! ***************************** ባርነት በሁለት መንገድ ይመጣል:-በጦርነት ወይም በትምህርት:: መላው አፍሪካ በጦርነት ተሸንፎ በቅኝ-ገዢ አስተዳዳሪዎችና ወታደሮች #የአካል_ባርነት ....በቅኝ-ገዢ የትምህርት ሥረዓት ደግሞ ለዝንተ-አለም ያከማቸውን እውቀት ጥሎ ..'ፈረንጅ ያለው ሁሉ ትክክል ነው' ብሎ እንዲያስብ በማድረግ #የዕውቀት_ባርነት ተጫነበት:: ሀገሬ #ኢትዮጲያ ግን በጦርነት የመጣውን ባርነት አደዋ ላይ አሸንፋ.....#የዕውቀትና_የመንፈስ_ባርነትን ግን አውሮፖ ሄዳ...ለምና...ገንዘብ ከፍላ አምጥታ.... 😦 #እውቀት_ማለት_እንግሊዘኛ_መናገር!! #አዋቂነት_ፈረንጅ_የፃፈውን_ማነብነብ … Continue reading የአደዋ በዓል ሲመጣ ይጨንቀኛል…ባርነት ይሰማኛል!!