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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 171)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afrika Focus     Open Access  
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Análisis     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Quality of Life     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bhakti Persada : Jurnal Aplikasi IPTEKS     Open Access  
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Journal of Social Science Institute     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BOSAPARIS : Pendidikan Kesejahteraan Keluarga     Open Access  
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CienciaUAT     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Científic@ : Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Convergencia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cooperativismo y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dalat University Journal of Science     Open Access  
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y Sociales     Open Access  
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Doğu Anadolu Sosyal Bilimlerde Eğilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-Gnosis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eat, Sleep, Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ejovoc (Electronic Journal of Vocational Colleges)     Open Access  
El Ágora USB     Open Access  
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review
  Number of Followers: 5  
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1027-1775 - ISSN (Online) 1684-4173
   Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [264 journals]
  • Emerging regions in Ethiopia: are they catching up with the rest of
           Ethiopia'
    • Authors: Tegegn Gebre-Egziabhere
      Abstract: This paper examines the performance of emerging regions in Ethiopia with a view of understand whether they are catching up with the rest of Ethiopia. Data showing regional performance in different indicators was collected from relevant ministries and institutions engaged in assisting the emerging regions and from the Central Statistical Agency in order to depict trends of regional development. A regression model was also estimated in order to test the existence of convergence in the Ethiopian regional inequality. The result showed that the emerging regions have improved their human development dimension in the form of education, health and water provision. On the other hand, they lag behind in infrastructural development, poverty reduction and private investment. Though regional development measured in terms of consumption per capita tends to converge in Ethiopia, the convergence is not due to the emerging regions. With this, it is suggested that there is a need to speed up the catching up process through the promotion of endogenous development, private sector attraction, poverty reduction and regional integration.Keywords: Regional development, inequality, convergence, emerging Regions
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The urban informal economy in Ethiopia: theory and empirical evidence
    • Authors: Chalachew Getahun Desta
      Abstract: Despite availability of ample empirical evidence regarding the role the urban informal sector plays in the economy of low income households in developing countries in general, development programmes and plans have failed to integrate the sector into the overall development effort. In addition, evidence is limited in the Ethiopian context. This study used national household survey data to explore the roles and characteristics of the informal sector in urban centers of Ethiopia, in light of existing theory. Data was analyzed using simple descriptive statistics such as means and frequencies, and results were discussed using relevant literature, document review and observation. Results show that 1) informal sector employment substantially increased, 2) some production activities such as manufacturing; services; and trade, hotels and restaurant activities decreased while construction and related activities increased, 3) shortage of capital was found to be the major factor limiting work participation in the sector, and the financing of the sector mainly came from informal sources, 4) the level of income per person varied sharply among the various sectors. Finally, the role and characteristics of the Ethiopian urban informal sector is not fully explained by any single theory since all the three theoretical perspectives discussed in the literature review appear to be working in combination.Keywords: urban centers; employment; informal economy, informal activity establishments, urban informal production
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The role of Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in improving
           female-headed households’ food security: the case of Enebsie Sar Midir
           District of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
    • Authors: Arega Bazezew Berlie
      Abstract: Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) run by the government of Ethiopia since 2005, has been serving millions of the poor in smoothening consumption and preventing asset depletion. Nevertheless, chronic food insecure households have increased from time to time partly associated with unpredictable weather conditions. The problem is more severe for female-headed households residing in drought prone areas of Ethiopia. The study investigated the contribution of PSNP in improving food security by surveying proportionately sampled 200 female-headed rural households in the Amhara region, Ethiopia. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses were used; the former employed multiple linear regression modeling. The study identified that 43% of the sampled households were graduands of the safety nets programme; however, there was no significance difference in terms of food availability between graduated and non-graduated households. From the study it was learnt that PSNP has brought empowerment and community recognition of women; yet, premature graduation, lack transparency in targeting and delay transfer of safety nets were the major challenges encountered by the beneficiary female-headed households. Hence, monitoring and evaluation systems currently prevailing by programme implementers need to be strengthened gender sensitive indicators for the reason that gender is relevant in all dimensions of food and nutritional security. Besides, to attain the anticipated results of the safety nets, female-headed households need to be trained on gender mainstreaming and be clear to the criteria used in targeting and graduation from safety nets.Keywords: PSNP, Graduation, Targeting, kilocalorie, food security
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Pathways of livelihood transformation among Borana of southern Ethiopia
    • Authors: Degefa Tolossa
      Abstract: Whether pastoral communities should sustain through pure pastoral way of life or diversify their sources of livelihoods by growing some crops and engaging in non-pastoral activities has become a contested issue. This article discusses how the livelihood system of the Borana people shifts from pure pastoralism to agro pastoralism as well as to non-pastoral activities in response to various natural disasters and human factors. The paper is drawn on an exploratory qualitative study conducted at the two selected sites in Yabello Woreda of the Borana Zone. Data was generated by conducting Key Informants Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, Individual Case Studies and Direct Observations.The Borana’s livestock resource has declined and hence impoverishment expanded over years. Milk yield per cow per day has fallen, and the breeding time of cows increased. Some pastoralists have decided to settle down and engage in crop production and non-pastoral activities. They have diversified their sources of income by integrating livestock rearing with crop production and non-farm activities, which require sedentrization either in rural or urban settings. Their main food stuff has shifted from livestock products - milk and milk products dominant to grain – Badala (maize) dominant. Relying on Badala Tumma as sole food stuff has adversely affected their balanced diet. It is suggested that the Borana people should seriously think about diversifying sources of their food stuffs. The crop production and non-farm livelihood activities among the Borana deserve concrete back up related to institutional capacity development, technical and knowledge, financial and infrastructural development.Keywords: Borana, livelihood transformation, pastoralism, agro-pastoralism, food security, Badala Tumma
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Ethiopia: developments,
           research, and implications
    • Authors: Belay Tefera
      Abstract: Early childhood care and education has been for many years in Ethiopia. However, these experiences were not systematized, reflected up on and, hence, efforts were not made to extract lessons and delineate future directions. This paper has made a modest attempt to bring to light developments registered, gaps noted and future areas of focus both in intervention and research. It examined the past and present of ECCE developments focusing on policies, programmes and curricula as well as implementation (modalities, government and parent involvement, coordination, monitoring) practices. Almost all available and accessible government documents, secondary data, and research reports in the field up until 2016 were consulted. Findings seem to suggest that although early years’ education had longer presence and was, in due course, able to make significant strides in terms of design, implementation, as well as outcomes, it had, however, been noted to making little progress in terms of, for example, access, equity, quality, and relevance. ECCE in Ethiopia has still been noted to attracting tremendous research but critical, relevant, novel, and comprehensive investigations are yet to come. The paper outlined future directions of programmematic design, intervention and research to enhancing a more professional ECCE delivery in Ethiopia.Keywords: ECCE, Quality ECCE, ECCE Policy, ECCE Curriculum, O-Class, Child-to-Child, Traditional Education, Priest School, Quranic School
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Students’ experience and attitude towards corporal punishment in the
           elementary schools of the central zone of Tigray Region in Ethiopia
    • Authors: R. Sreevalsa Kumar, Fiseha Teklu
      Abstract: Children in Ethiopia are legally protected against all forms of cruel and inhuman treatment including corporal punishment (CP) at school as well as other childcare institutions. They, indeed, enjoy a constitutional right in this regard. However, in reality, they are indiscriminately subjected to CP in schools. Their experience with CP in schools through their own voice is hardly heard. Aiming to obtain descriptive information concerning the nature and consequences of CP from students, this study was conducted in the second cycle elementary schools of the Central Zone of Tigray Region, Ethiopia. Further, this study also assessed students’ attitude towards CP and its association with some of their demographics. A group administered instrument pack with three sections was used to collect data from 670 students drawn using multistage cluster sampling procedure. The results indicated that a quarter of students are subjected to CP. More male students are punished with CP than female students. A wide range of students’ behaviours attract CP. For the majority, CP did not lead to any psychological aftereffects. However, significant portions of students experienced various psychological effects of which some are of serious nature. CP resulted in different physical effects too. The attitude of students towards CP is predominantly negative. While student demographics such as grade level, fathers’ education, mothers’ education and their status of being corporally punished influence their attitude, gender does not influence it. Implications for further research, teacher training and reforms in policy implementation are explored.Keywords: attitude, corporal punishment; elementary schools; physical aftereffects, psychosocial aftereffects
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Teacher gender preferences of all-boys, all-girls, and mixed-sex school
           students in Addis Ababa
    • Authors: Enguday Ademe
      Abstract: The main objective of this study was to examine the teacher gender preferences of students in all-boys and all-girls schools in Addis Ababa. It also assessed preferences along school types (single-sex and mixed-sex) and gender (boys and girls) lines. Quantitative data was collected from a total of 751 randomly selected students (312 all-girls school, 250 all-boys school, and 189 mixed-gender school students). Documents were reviewed and informal discussions were held. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics in the form of frequency counts and percentage distributions. Some quantitative analyses were also supported by qualitative descriptions. The findings revealed that all-boys and all-girls schools students did not have teacher gender preferences, except for mathematics and physical science subjects – fields that are stereotyped as masculine territories. Preferences were not school type or gender dependent. The ‘like is good for like’ teacher recruitment approach was rejected.Keywords: single-sex, mixed-sex, gender, teaching, preference
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Cultural capital and students’ academic performance: the case of
           Ethiopian higher educational institutions
    • Authors: Mikyas Abera Negewo, Padmanaban Murugan
      Abstract: Since its origin in early 1950s, the Ethiopian higher education system has progressively undergone modest expansion. Its age-old challenges of inequality of opportunity and inefficiency have not withered. This study focuses on one of these challenges i.e. inequality and assesses the effectiveness of the post-1990s governmental interventions to bring the equalization of higher educational opportunity. Specifically, it assesses the relationship between parental cultural capital and students’ entry to and academic performance at three public universities. The authors employed a mixed methods approach to gather and discuss data relevant to students’ higher educational experience. The study found strong associations between parental cultural capital and students’ probability of entry to and success in higher education. The findings attest to the development of a scenario that could easily feed into the reproduction of structural disadvantages of students from low income households at the larger societal canvas. It concludes with a discussion on a few modest, pragmatic and policy-relevant recommendations.Keywords: equality of education opportunity, cultural capital, academic performance, higher educational institutions
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Human resource development climate in higher education institutions in
           Ethiopia: empirical analysis on selected public universities
    • Authors: Tesfaye Teshome
      Abstract: Favorable Human Resource Development Climate (HRDC) is an instrument for the development of human capital. Setting up an effective and quality education provision in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) depends on the prevailing HRDC. Unfortunately, most government, non-government institutions particularly HEIs in Ethiopia as learning institutions, have not so far given considerable attention to the development of the HRDC prevailing in their own institutions. As a result, there are little or limited studies conducted in Ethiopia. This study is intended to study the prevailing HRDC in three selected public universities and draw lessons for further strategic intervention in the institutions and the rest of public universities. The results obtained signify that the overall HRDC in the three public universities is found to be average. There, however, exists a significant difference among the three public universities where the overall HRDC of Ethiopian Civil Service University is better than the University of Gondar and Adama Science and Technology University, respectively. The study identified items that favor favorable HRDC and deserve due attention for strategic intervention.Keywords: Human Resource Development, Human Resource Development Climate, Public Universities
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Experiences of gender based violence among refugee populations in Uganda:
           evidence from four refugee camps
    • Authors: Japheth Nkiriyehe Kwiringira, Marion Mugisha Mutabazi, Firminus Mugumya, Edward Kaweesi, Deogratias Munube, Joseph Rujumba
      Abstract: In refugee generating situations, flight conditions and actual refugee circumstances, Gender Based Violence take different forms like rape, female genital mutilation, physical, psychological and emotional abuse, defilement and bride kidnapping in the name of ‘early marriage’ and sexual harassment among others. These forms are heightened by the adverse conditions of lack of basic needs, unequal power relations, breakdown of institutions of social control and order, exposure to the dangers of group violence and low capacity of protection agencies both local and international, and the host governments. This study intended to detail refugee experiences of Gender Based Violence among refugees in Uganda as well as the associated factors. We conducted a qualitative study and used content-thematic approach analysis. While there was high GBV awareness; this did not translate into reduced susceptibility. Detection, prevention and response to GBV were curtailed by an intersectionality of unequal power relations, poverty, and a multiplicity of cultures that concealed the nature, extent and reality of GBV. Effective GBV prevention requires an array of interventions and ‘capacities’ especially access to basic needs for individuals and households. Our findings aver that, gender based violence is endemic in peripheral hard to reach, conflict and post-conflict settings than in more stable communities due to under-reporting and concealment that are associated with numerous capacity challenges in access and utilisation of the available services. The extreme conditions that refugees go through during displacement, flight and resettlement tend to exacerbate and sustain GBV.Keywords: Experiences, Gender Based Violence, Refugee Camps
      PubDate: 2018-03-07
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018)
       
 
 
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