Appraisal on the Institutionalization of Human Right Education at Post Primary School Level, Hossaena, Ethiopia

Ephrem Ahadu, Desta Abebe

Abstract


This research on the institutionalization of human right education at post primary school level was carried out in Hossana town of 4 primary school (2 from private and 2 from public school) namely Alemu W/Hanna public school, Hassana Vision academy private primary School, Wachemo public school and FA private school, Ethiopia. The study sample comprised 345 out of the total 2,500 population using Yeman (1967:886) formula. Two types of research questions and one hypothesis were evolved to guide the study. A 10-item questionnaire titled "Human Right Education Questionnaire” was applied for data gathering. The reliability coefficient of the tool using Cronbach Alpha stretched from 0.86 - 0.96. Data gathered were examined by means of mean and independent t-test statistical instruments. To remove partiality the data were scrutinized, cross checked and triangulated using different mechanisms. The outcomes of the study exhibited that Human right education has not been institutionalized into the school curriculum, even though human right protection activities and lessons are vital part of the school life. The result of the study also discovered that public and private schools do not differ significantly in the institutionalization of human right education at post primary school level. Based on the finding of the study, it was recommended that activities to enhance human right education should be given due emphasis and encouraged in the school system.


Keywords


Human Right; Education; HRE; Institutionalization; Post Primary School; Hossana; Ethiopia

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