Amare Asgedom is a researcher on the RISE Ethiopia team. He is an Associate Professor of curriculum and instruction at the College of Education and Behavioral Studies, Addis Ababa University. He has taught and supervised graduate and undergraduate courses in Addis Ababa University for many years. He has been involved in leading and undertaking policy research in the field of curriculum and instruction nationally and internationally. He has also widely published in refereed national and international journals in his field. He has authored one book and contributed several book chapters. At present, he is leading national research on secondary education in Ethiopia and teaching at Addis Ababa University.