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ERIC Number: ED510907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: ISBN-0-901881-44-9
ISSN: N/A
Free Primary Education and after in Kenya: Enrolment Impact, Quality Effects, and the Transition to Secondary School. Research Monograph No. 37
Oketch, Moses; Somerset, Anthony
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Based on case-study data from a small group of Kenya primary schools, this paper first examines local-level variations in the impact of the 2003 Free Primary Education programme. The effects varied widely: in two "high-impact" schools, intakes more than doubled; while in several others, effects were negligible, either because local demand was already fully met, or in two cases because the schools had erected barriers to increased enrolment (the "high-barrier" schools). A second section enquires into secondary-school transition patterns among the graduates from the case-study schools. Although overall transition rates were high, there were wide variations in the type of secondary school entered; and these in turn had massive consequences for the leavers' chances of ultimately qualifying for access to university. The policy implications of these findings are discussed in a final section. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE)
Identifiers - Location: Kenya