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World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Higher secondary school teachers' attitude towards second degree in physics: the case of Eastern part of Ethiopia

Belay Sitotaw1* and Kumneger Tadele2                                                                                  

1*,2 Department of Physics, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Co-author email: kumnegert6@gmail.com

Accepted 21 December, 2015.

Citation: Sitotaw B, Tadele K (2016). Students attitudes towards physics in primary and secondary schools of Dire Dawa City administration, Ethiopia. World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 3(1): 037-043.

Copyright: © 2016 Sitotaw and Tadele. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


The goal of this paper is to understand the attitude of teachers for second degree in physics in Eastern part of Ethiopia. This study adopts a qualitative approach. Questionnaires written for open-ended responses were administered to a sample of 100 high school teachers. Content analysis was used to interpret diverse responses pertaining to teachers who want to continue further education on their first background. Both descriptive and quantitative methods were used to discuss the result. The study revealed that there is significant number of teachers who doesn’t want to pursue higher education in physics. Although the obtained result shows that most of the respondents are interested to upgrade their academic qualification, the number of teachers’ who lost interest for further education in their first background is very significant, more than 20% of the total number of respondents, which is an alarming quantity and shows the threat that research and postgraduate program in this field are facing.

Keywords: Attitude, second degree, education, physics, teaching profession