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Academic Interests

  • Comparative and international education
  • Higher education
  • Quality and relevance of education
  • Learning, teaching, and meta-cognition
  • Technology-supported learning and teaching
  • Research methodology (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods)  
  • Emerging knowledge production cultures

Current activities

  • Teaching comparative education and international courses
  • Supervising Master’s students
  • Conducting research on quality of education, knowledge production,  and blended learning in higher education

Completed projects

  • Methodological and theoretical issues in and for research on technology-supported learning in higher education


  • Teaching the following comparative education courses at the Master’s level:
  • Introduction to Comparative and International Education
  • International and National Policies and Planning on Education and Development
  • Core Focus Areas (Quality, Equity, and Relevance)  in International and Comparative Education
  • Policies and Practice of Educational Reform


Previous education

  • June 2009: PhD in Education, University of Oslo
  • June 2004: MPhil in International and Comparative Education, University of Oslo
  • July 1998: BA in Educational Psychology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.  

Previous employment

  • January 2010 – June 2017: Assi. Prof./Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • June 2009 – December 2009: Research Associate, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • August 2005 – June 2009: Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • September 2000 – July 2002: Guidance and Counseling Officer, Unity University, Ethiopia
  • July 1998 – September 2000: Guidance and Counseling Officer and Teacher, Ataye Senior Secondary School, Ethiopia
  • June 1997 – May 1998: Research Intern, Pact-Ethiopia International Development Enterprise, Ethiopia
  • October 1997 – December 1997: Intern Counselor, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia 
Tags: Global South, Education, Comparative and international studies


View all works in Cristin

  • Bekele, Teklu Abate (2017). Interrelationships between learning environments and learning outcomes..
  • Bekele, Teklu Abate; Ofoyuru, Denis & Hapanyengwi, Oswell (2017). Impact of learning environments on learning outcomes and child development.

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