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Title:Pragmatism and the primary school: the case of a non-rural village
Author:Moock, Joyce Lewinger
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:educational reform
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to analyse the educational needs of one small community in Kenya (Western Province) in terms of its changing socio-economic patterns, and to show how attitudes towards the school system have their roots within this setting. The ecological conditions of the area determined the orientation of the school in removing youngsters from the land. For the parents the school is the only alternative at hand to provide their children with a satisfactory future. students view schooling as a means of obtaining a steady income and are prepared to accept any type of further education which might lead to jobs. But until adaptive vocational training programmes become available, they have little choice but to cling to the academic school system. Ref., notes, tables, summary.