ERIC Number: ED053030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Education in the Republic of Kenya.
Sheffield, James R.
As in most developing countries, education in Kenya is reported to have developed through three broad, overlapping phases: traditional, missionary, and governmental as influenced by the country's geography, climate, population growth, economy, and striving for independence. In the process, long-range educational goals have evolved: 1) to provide universal primary education; 2) to ensure enough places at the secondary and higher levels for educating those with recognized abilities; and, 3) to organize the educational system for meeting the country's manpower needs, thus stressing expenditures in education as an investment in the Nation's economic development. The structure and administration, finance and government aid, curriculum and examination elements of this formal system are discussed along with educational programs outside the system including youth programs, adult education, professional development programs, and conservation education. Two highlights of the report are: 1) a description of the establishment and development of community self-help or Harambee schools; and, 2) a description of the 1970-74 Development Plan giving rural development top priority and setting a goal for making the secondary school curriculum more relevant to the country's social and economic needs. Curriculum excerpts, a schedule, and selected references are appended; thirteen tables of statistical data on enrollments and expenditures are also included. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Public Education, Secondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 ($.70)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Africa; Educational Systems; Harambee Schools WI; Kenya