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Title:Education as social control: the response to inequality in Kenya and Tanzania
Author:Court, David
Periodical:The Conch: A Biafran Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis
Geographic terms:Kenya
Subjects:educational policy
Abstract:The present paper examines the attempt of Kenya and Tanzania to deal with the universal problem of how to reconcile inequalities in the distribution of rewards with a concern for equality. It argues that in both countries the mainspring of educational policy is a desire to alleviate the potentially disruptive consequences of inequality although for different purposes and by different means. Contrasting educational practice in Kenya and Tanzania is compared from this perspective as a way of illuminating two distinctive modes of development. Some of the contradictions and dilemmas inherent in their particular use of education are indentified. Finally, the analysis is used to make a speculative assessment of how each is faring in the task of building a relatively integrated polity. Notes, ref., tab.