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ERIC Number: EJ797650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Reforming Education and Training? Lessons from Development of Vocational Education and Training in Kenya
Kitainge, Kisilu M.
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v44 n1 p44-61 Apr 2004
Reforms in education and training are the order of the day in the spirit of maintaining relevance in this changing world. This paper looks at the development of vocational education and training (VET) in Kenya at three levels: the past, the present and the future directions. A brief historical discussion forms a basis for understanding the trends in Kenya's VET. A discussion of the current state of affairs highlights the main issues that are at play in Kenya's VET sector. From the issues that are foregrounded in the past and the present, the forces that have continued to shape the VET system are highlighted with a view to drawing lessons for the rest of the world. Some of the forces that are discussed in this paper cover the political will and policy matters in VET, the broad aims of education and training, and the need for clarity and inclusion of all the stakeholders in all the stages of educational reforms. Lessons are drawn for Kenya and the rest of the world based on the trends and issues divulged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya