Practices, Challenges and Prospects of Competency Based Instruction in Some Selected Primary Schools in Case of Sidama Zone.

Dancho Desalegn Sirika


In this study qualitative research design particularly phenomenological approach was employed. Because the purpose of this study was to investigate practices, challenges and prospects of competency based instruction in primary schools.  One primary school selected from the Sidama zone through criterion based Sampling technique and 10 teachers were selected through available sampling technique from sample selected schools. Semi-structured interview was held with participants. Results revealed that, competency based teaching approaches are not well implemented in primary schools in research study area. The main reason for this is there was knowledge gape with primary school teachers to implement competency based teaching instructions. Thus, it is concluded that more efforts need to be devoted in the development of teachers understanding of competency based teaching approaches.

Keywords: Competency, Instruction, Assessment, constructivism

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/12-1-06

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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