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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Skill acquisition in the informal sector of an African economy: the Kenya case
Author:King, Kenneth J.ISNI
Year:1974
Periodical:Journal of Development Studies
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:108-122
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:on-the-job training
business
Africanization
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00220387508421528
Abstract:Explores the acquisition of a wide variety of skills by low income Africans, outside the scope of government and voluntary agency programmes. Many thousands of such (mostly young) Africans arrange types of unofficial fee-paying apprenticeships for them selves at the feet of older, often illiterate craftsmen. The process represents an indigenisation in Kenya of important elements of East African Indian craft training - not least in the product types and the innovative re-use of scrap materials. It appears to have important implications for the success of the government's official formal sector apprenticeship schemes, but indicates considerable difficulties for any attempt to identify this informal world as an autonomous sector of Kenya's larger economy. Ref., notes.
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