ERIC Number: ED061120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Cost of Learning: The Politics of Primary Education in Kenya.
Cowan, L. Gray
This essay seeks to emphasize the relationship in Kenya between primary education and politics, in the context of local control through elected County Councils over primary education. It looks at the costs of primary education, including political and social costs, in terms of their effects on local government and on the relationship between local and central authorities. Chapter I, An Historical Overview of Primary Education, provides an outline of the chief issues and of the attempts made to resolve them during British occupation. Chapter II brings the story up to date, describing primary education since independence of 1963. Major sections deal with the teachers and the Teachers Service Commission, agencies of school governance, and the primary school population. Financing Primary Education, Chapter III, discusses sources of educational income, expenditures, and future costs. The effects of Kenya's 1968 education act (appended in full) is discussed in Chapter IV, while Chapter V presents the author's conclusions. Statistical tables from 1966 illustrate the text. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Community Control, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Nationalism, Political Issues, Political Power, Politics, Primary Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York (Paperback $4.50)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: Education Act 1968 (Kenya); Educational Systems; Kenya