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Amutuhaire, Tibelius – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
The 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris recommended that global higher education institutions should internationalize and reduce inequalities between developed and emerging countries. Since then, universities strive to incorporate an international dimension in their service. The aim was initially guided by the 20th century…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Inyega, Justus O.; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela; Naseem, M. Ayaz; Mahaya, Evans W.; Elsayed, Dalia – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Social Change
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Oanda, Ibrahim O.; Matiang'i, Fred – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article discusses the feasibility of the East African Community Higher Education area (EACHEA) as a common higher education space for the East African Partner states. Attempts to establish the EACHEA have been in process since the passing of the Arusha Convention treaty on 5 December 1981. The treaty was subsequently revised in Cape Town,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Odhiambo, George – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The contribution of university education to sustainable development of society has become one of the most important activities of higher education institutions. After 55 years of independence, it is time to take a critical look at the role of university education in nation building in Kenya. Since independence, access and difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Role, Developing Nations
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Moyi, Peter – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
While evidence confirms that children with disabilities face significant obstacles to schooling, especially in low-income countries like Kenya, there is limited empirical research on which to develop policy. The government of Kenya has long neglected the plight of people with disabilities. Despite numerous policy recommendations from the various…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Attendance, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Ayiro, Laban P.; Sang, James K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This study explores why nomadic children in the counties of Turkana and West Pokot are left behind in the primary education process despite free primary education (FPE), and considers the variables that contribute to high dropout rates, low enrollment, poor attendance, and unsatisfactory academic achievement with a view of bringing out possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Elementary Education, Access to Education
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Piper, Benjamin; Jepkemei, Evelyn; Kwayumba, Dunston; Kibukho, Kennedy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Kenya is investing in information and communication technology (ICT) to improve children's learning outcomes. However, the literature on ICT is pessimistic about the ability of ICT alone to improve outcomes, and few ICT programs have created the instructional change necessary to increase learning. The Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Student Improvement
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Arnove, Robert; Bull, Barry L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article examines the issue of the ethical status of education, particularly as related to individual dignity and freedom. We select cases that have been described in fine detail by social science--the education of girls and the education of all children within counter-hegemonic movements. These cases involve issues of access to equitable and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Global Approach, Freedom, Human Dignity
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Grant, Candice J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Universities have come to be viewed as essential in accelerating a country's knowledge economy in order to maintain its global competitive edge. However, as it currently stands, the Global North governs much of the output of knowledge production through research and scholarship. International partnerships between universities offer the opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Nyangau, Josiah Z. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
The purpose of the present paper is to identify the main challenges facing Kenya's public higher education system and to propose plausible and, concrete steps policy makers and educational leaders can take to address those challenges to ensure the country's higher education system prepares the human capital, which is necessary for the construction…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy
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Ayiro, Laban P. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Increased interest in leadership preparation and development is based on the fact that school leaders can make a difference in both the effectiveness and efficiency of schooling. Symptomatic of weak management systems, more than 300 secondary schools experienced turbulence in Kenya between the months of May and August in 2011 due to mismanagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Outcomes of Education, Emotional Intelligence