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Higher education in Ethiopia : widening access and persisting inequalities

Molla, Tebeje 2014, Higher education in Ethiopia : widening access and persisting inequalities. In Zhang, Hongzhi, Chan, Philip Wing Keung and Boyle, Christopher (ed), Equity in education: fairness and inclusion, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp.125-138.

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Title Higher education in Ethiopia : widening access and persisting inequalities
Author(s) Molla, Tebeje
Title of book Equity in education: fairness and inclusion
Editor(s) Zhang, Hongzhi
Chan, Philip Wing Keung
Boyle, Christopher
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 9
Total chapters 15
Start page 125
End page 138
Total pages 13
Publisher Sense Publishers
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) Ethiopia
inequality
higher education
neoliberalism
participation
policy
gender
Summary  This Chapter has argued that, even though socially and historically disadvantaged
groups (e.g., geo-politically peripheral ethnic groups and women) have been given a
nominal advantage at the entry point (by slightly lowering admission cut-off points)
and despite the fact that participation has considerably widened, social equity is far
from being a reality in Ethiopian HE. The persisting inequality in the form of high
attrition rates and low graduation rates among females and ethnic minorities, low
female participation in the fields of science and technology, prejudicial views and
hostilities against women and, overall, the subordinate position of women in HE
clearly shows that framing the problem of inequality as a mere lack of access and a
human capital disadvantage is misleading and counterproductive.
ISBN 9789462096912
9462096910
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065224

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