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Political interference in the running of education in post-independence Kenya: a critical retrospection
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 23, Number 2 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper analyses the politicization of decision making in the education sector in Kenya since independence in 1963, to 2000. Utilizing a catalogue of major political decisions that have influenced trends and patterns of educational growth and policy formulation in Kenya, I demonstrate how such decisions have interfered in the running of education. I argue that these political decisions have marginalized the role and contribution of professionals and thus impacted negatively on policy formulation and implementation. My contention is that ideas of politicians are privileged even when they are shallow and myopic. I therefore blame politicians for the crises in the education sector in Kenya today.

Citation

Amutabi, M.N. Political interference in the running of education in post-independence Kenya: a critical retrospection. International Journal of Educational Development, 23(2), 127-144. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 31, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0738-0593(01)00055-4

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