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Title:Reform in primary education in Kenya: the need for indigenizing the school curriculum
Author:Sifuna, D.N.
Periodical:Présence africaine
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:primary education
Abstract:After Independence some of the colonial machinery and processes passed on to the independent government in Kenya have been shaken or reshaped to reflect the aspirations of an independent State. In education, little effort, if any, has been made to orient the curriculum towards indigenous African values. In this paper the author compares the aims, content and methods of modern primary education and those of traditional African education and reflects on elements within the latter system which could be blended in the curriculum of the primary school to make it meaningful and promote African ideals. Sections: 1. Introduction - 2. Aims of education - 3. The curriculum - 4. Methods of teaching - 5. Some salient features of primary and indigenous African education. Notes; ref. Resume en francais p. I/II.