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ERIC Number: EJ1289950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2326-3873
Post-Independence Basic Education in Kenya: An Historical Analysis of Curriculum Reforms
Inyega, Justus O.; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela; Naseem, M. Ayaz; Mahaya, Evans W.; Elsayed, Dalia
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, v7 n1 p1-23 2021
This article presents a critical review of the education system and curriculum reforms in basic education in Kenya from independence in 1963 to date. It presents a philosophical and pragmatic basis for content review and the curriculum reform process. Data collection involved a critical review of relevant literature; including several curriculum reform documents. Based on the literature review and documentary analysis, there is overwhelming evidence that radical changes have resulted in the Kenyan education system from several curriculum reviews and major reforms in response to the changing needs of the Kenyan society. The new curriculum currently under implementation is the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). Over the years, there have been minimal changes in the content, scope, and sequence of the basic education curriculum. This article presents salient changes in the Kenyan education system and presents recommendations that may have significant implications for future curriculum reforms that can potentially improve learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A