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ERIC Number: EJ1158408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Adult and Continuing Education in Kenya: The Need for Transformative Leadership
Nyatuka, Benard O.; Ndiku, Judah M.
World Journal of Education, v5 n1 p52-57 2015
As a multidisciplinary process, Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is meant to foster efficient lifelong learning throughout life. To achieve this, it should be geared towards providing knowledge, skills as well as attitudes that ensure equal opportunities to life, meeting the needs of individuals of all ages so as to understand the world and the changes being experienced. In a bid to attain a newly industrialized status, Kenya's Vision 2030 development plan endeavours to develop the relevant human resource base through, among others, ACE. However, the provision of ACE in Kenya faces such challenges as inappropriate learning environment, inadequate instructional materials and the inability to balance career and family demands. This is partly due to inept leadership, non-adherence to the relevant policy guidelines and pieces of legislation. In this paper, it is asserted that in order to achieve the aims of ACE, embracing transformative leadership is paramount. Thus, this piece of work is informed by the theory of transformational leadership which lays emphasis on how leaders, in various fields, can actually impact and or transform their subjects positively, and vice versa. In addition to exploring the policy and legislative frameworks concerning the provision of ACE in Kenya, this paper provides some intervention measures to the outstanding challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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