International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2022
Inclusion of values in Grade 10 Civics and Ethical education textbook: A content analysis
Author(s): Mulualem Abie, Solomon Melesse
The purpose of this research is to analyse the Place of core Ethiopian communities' values in grade 10 civic and Ethical education textbook. In order to answer the research purpose, the following leading question was raised: What is the extent of inclusion of the Ethiopian core values in grade 10 Civics and Ethical education textbook? The study employed qualitative content analysis method. The analysis was based on grade 10 Civic and Ethical education textbook issued in 2002. The data was collected from Civics and Ethical Education textbook of grade10, policy documents, articles and research reports. From this textbook analysis, it is revealed that the values included in the contents seem universal, at face value; the details are influenced by indoctrination. The book preparation signifies the intention of the government to use Civics and Ethical education for its instrumental tool value. That is, it is intended to foster submission to regime norms not for critical engagement. Basically, the contents lack inculcating Ethiopian social values, morality and ethics. The researchers noted that textbook writers should give due emphasis to values that cross time and geographical boundaries while writing Civic and Ethical education textbooks.
Keywords: Core Values, Civics and Ethical Education, Values in Education, Textbook Preparation
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