Melaku Tesfa Tesema
I joined the CEMO team at the University of Oslo as a Quota PhD candidate in January 2015. My main research interests are secondary school and higher education; especially, my project focus is on inequalities in educational participation and achievement with special emphasis on gender and regional disparities in Ethiopia. I use student census data from National Assessments and Examinations agency in Ethiopia. The first part of my project sought to explore the connection between educational opportunity and academic achievement among preparatory school students. The second part Investigates school enrollment patterns and how policy directives such as affirmative action effect gender equity in education. And the final project sought to gender equity in STEM academic achievement and enrolment choice in preparatory and high education programs in Ethiopia.
My project is funded by the Norwegian Quota Scholarship, CEMO (Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo), and LEA (Large Scale Educational Assessment) at The Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo.
MA, Measurement and Evaluation, Addis Ababa University. Ethiopia
MSc, Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
BA, Mathematics Education, Dilla University, Ethiopia
- Tesema, Melaku Tesfa & Braeken, Johan (2018). Regional inequalities and gender differences in academic achievement as a function of educational opportunities: Evidence from Ethiopia. International Journal of Educational Development. ISSN 0738-0593. 60, s 51- 59 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.10.023 Full text in Research Archive.
- Tesema, Melaku Tesfa (2018). Gender Differences for STEM Achievement and Enrolment in Ethiopian Higher Education.
- Tesema, Melaku Tesfa (2017). Affirmative action as an equity instrument in Higher Education..
- Tesema, Melaku Tesfa & Braeken, Johan (2016). Regional and gender differences in academic achievement as a function of opportunities to learn: Evidence from Ethiopia.
- Tesema, Melaku Tesfa (2015). A systematic review of studies on the predictive validity of high school grades for college success..