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Merritt, James||Shimabukuro, Shinkichi

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

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Department of Education




Statement of the Problem. This study gives an overall picture of the system of education and the techniques of instruction offered in Kenya from pre-European to present times. Method of the Study. For its sources this study uses government documents, accounts of Europeans and Africans educated in Kenya, periodical articles, settler accounts, archeological reports. Summary of Findings. Schools are developed only recently in Kenya, separate facilities hive been maintained for each racial group--children of British government officials, Indian shopkeepers, Indian shopkeeper, Arab traders, Africans. Africans hid a well-organized system of education before the British missionaries started the Western type of school. Once started, schools grew so rapidly the missionaries could not keep up with the expansion and the government took control. Now the British are training Africans to take on the administration, and the Africans are preparing to change education after independence comes to the country. They expect to put more African content in the subject matter studied, train their own teachers, and perhaps even change the structure of the school system. Already a special kind of education for citizenship is being started.


Includes bibliographical references.


x, 78 pages




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