Ahmed, Ahmed Yibrie

Full Name:Ahmed, Ahmed Yibrie 
Faculty of Education and Behavioral Sciences 
Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia 
P.O. Box 1207 
T. +251934371301 
Email: yibrie_1981@yahoo.com 
 
Research interest 
My research focus on topics related to using data to improve learning in general and assessment data in particular. Moreover, I am interested in understanding the design of learning environments that can support and facilitate learning in the domain of science using quantitative and qualitative research approaches. 
 
BACKGROUND Academic and research positions 
2017 – Present Researcher, Institute of Pedagogical and Educational Research, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia 
2011 – Present  Lecturer, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia 
 
Academic degrees 
2014 – 2015 M.Sc. Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands 
2008 – 2010 M.A. Educational Planning and Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia 
2000 – 2004 B.Ed. Pedagogical Sciences/and Geography, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia 
 
Professional membership 
Member, Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) 
 
Honors and awards 
2014 – 2015 A master’s scholarship from the University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) award for excellent international students in Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands, 2014. http://www.utnieuws.nl/english/60754/Talented_students_sign_sch olarship_contracts 
 
Oct. – Dec.2012 Recipient of the VLIR-UOS scholarship award for International Training Program in Audiovisual Learning Materials – Management, Production, and Activities (AVLM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2012. http://www.kuleuven.be/onderwijs/professionalisering/AVLM/avlm20 12/participants-avlm-2012 
 
PART I. SCHOLARSHIP 
My research focus on topics related to using data to improve learning in general and assessment data in particular. Moreover, I am interested in understanding the design of learning environments that can support and facilitate learning in the domain of science using quantitative and qualitative research approaches. 
 
Funded research projects 
2016 – 2017  Principal Investigator 
Mapping access to learning in secondary education in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. Research project supported by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Grant number: CEBS/R008/2009 
 
Jan.-Aug. 2015 Principal Investigator 
Improving schools through data-based decision making: an assessment of data use in primary schools in Ethiopia (Masters’ Thesis project under the University of Twente Scholarship). Universiteit Twente, Enschede: The Netherlands. http://essay.utwente.nl/68369/ 
 
Publications and conferences 
Articles in progress 
Ahmed, Y. A. (in progress). Exploring data use for school improvement in primary schools in Ethiopia. I designed the study, collected data from primary schools in Ethiopia. I did the data analysis and the manuscript is in its final stage to be sent for a special issue. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (Springer) August 2018. 
 
Ahmed, Y. A., & Haftu, H. G. (in progress). Exploring teachers’ preparation programs in integrating data literacy competency: A review of curricular materials. I designed the study and the data is being collected from the relevant policies and curriculum documents. I am working on the data extraction, and analysis. 
 
Genet, G.G., Haftu, H.G., & Ahmed, Y. A. (in progress). Gender equity in higher education leadership and management: investigating the experiences of female academics in Ethiopian higher education institutions. I helped the data collection from Ethiopian higher education institutions and data analysis. I am helping the writing up of the manuscript. 
 
Articles under review 
Ahmed, Y. A, Vachel, W. M., Haftu, H. G., & Asrat, D.E. (Under review). Mapping inequality in access to learning in secondary education in Ethiopia: implications for sustainable development. Educational Studies. I helped design the study, collect data from secondary data sources, did data analysis and led the preparation and submission of the manuscript. 
 
Articles in referred journals (1) 
Ahmed, A.Y., & Mihiretie, D.M. (2015). Primary school teachers and parents’ views on automatic promotion practices and its implication for education quality. International Journal of Educational Development, 43, 90–99.  Impact Factor: 1.020 

 
Conference presentations 
Genet, G.G., Haftu, H.G., & Ahmed, Y. A. (2017, May). Gender equity in higher education leadership and management: investigating the experiences of female academics in Ethiopian higher education institutions.  
 
Ahmed, Y.A., & Asrat, D.E. (2014, May). Using geographic information system tools to address disparities in educational access and equity in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. Paper presented at the 32nd May Annual International Educational Conference, Faculty or Educational and Behavioral sciences. May 29-31, 2014.  
 
Ahmed, A.Y., & Mihiretie, D.M. (2014, May). Primary school teachers and parents’ views on automatic promotion practices and its implication for education quality. Paper presented at the 32nd May Annual International Educational Conference, Faculty or Educational and Behavioral sciences. May 29-31, 2014.  
 
Other participations 
 
Curriculum development team member (2017, February to August). “Masters of Education curriculum development for primary school science teacher educators”. College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University. 
 
Curriculum development team member (2016, January to March). “Masters of Science curriculum development in Instructional Design and Technology”. College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University. 
 
Core project team member (February 2016 – present). “Advancing Quality Education in the Primary and Lower Secondary Schools of Ethiopia and south Sudan”.  A capacity development project financially supported by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – NORAD. 
 
Vachel, W. M., Haftu, H. G., & Ahmed, Y. A. (2016). From fault-finding to empowering: how can we build a more learning centered culture of student research at Bahir Dar university? The Nile Newspaper, October 2016. Volume 4 Number 5. 
 
Ahmed, A.Y., & Haftu, H.G. (2015, November). Institutional research as a tool for databased decision making in higher education. Seminar paper presented at the weekly Friday forum, College of Education and Behavioral sciences. November 20, 2015. 
 
Ahmed, Y., Aster, M., Mekonnen, W., Nigussie, K., & Temesgen, M. (2014). “Information Communication Technology Use in Education”. A course module for Post 

 
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT) students developed with the support of UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust Project - “Enhancing Teacher Education for Bridging the Education Quality Gap in Africa”  
 
PART II. TEACHING 
Undergraduate courses  Instructional media and technology  Educational supervision and school improvement 
 
Postgraduate diploma in teaching  Instructional media and technology 
 
Post graduate diploma in school leadership 
 
 Education Policy and Contemporary Issues 
 
PART III. SERVICE Service to scholarly community 2014 – Present, Bahir Dar Journal of Education, editorial board member.  http://www.bdu.edu.et/node/488 
 
Service to faculty of education  2017-present, section head, Center for Education Policy Planning and Evaluation  2015-2016, website administration, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Bahir Dar University  2016, Member, May Annual Educational Conference organizing committee  2012-2013, Member, Staff promotion committee