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ERIC Number: EJ865474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Universalising Primary Education in Kenya: The Elusive Goal
Somerset, Anthony
Comparative Education, v45 n2 p233-250 May 2009
Since Independence in 1963, Kenya has launched three Free Primary Education programmes: the first in 1974, the second in 1979 and the most recent in 2003. Using historical data, this paper first outlines each initiative in turn, and discusses why, in the case of the earlier initiatives, impressive initial gains in improved access proved difficult to sustain. Then in the final section, insights gained from a recent micro-level case study of the impact of the third Free Primary Education programme in nine schools are used to explore three access-related issues, and their implications for current and future policy. (Contains 5 figures, 1 table, and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya