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A Case study Exploring the links between Kenya's Education policies and parent's primary education school choice.

Langat, Caroline LU (2015) MIDM19 20151
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The study investigates the way education policies affecting primary education provision have been implemented in Kenya to reveal issues derived from their implementation and the impact they have had on parent's choice of school.
The study used a qualitative research approach where data was collected through a desk study and semi-structured interviews. The desk study was used for the purpose of identifying the key education policies of Kenya. While Semi- structured interviews was conducted during the fieldwork with parent's in Kericho Municipality with the aim of revealing the current state of public primary education provisions and needs and expectations of parents regarding education provisions.
The study used Carnoy's(1999)... (More)
The study investigates the way education policies affecting primary education provision have been implemented in Kenya to reveal issues derived from their implementation and the impact they have had on parent's choice of school.
The study used a qualitative research approach where data was collected through a desk study and semi-structured interviews. The desk study was used for the purpose of identifying the key education policies of Kenya. While Semi- structured interviews was conducted during the fieldwork with parent's in Kericho Municipality with the aim of revealing the current state of public primary education provisions and needs and expectations of parents regarding education provisions.
The study used Carnoy's(1999) conceptualization of education reforms; competitive driven reforms; financial driven reforms and equity driven reforms.
The study found that six principal key policies have been implemented in Kenya; Free Primary Education Policy(FPE) of 1974,1979 and 2003 and the introduction of; Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) tables merit tables, 8-4-4 education system and Cost sharing scheme. The three FPE were identified as having been implemented with goal of engendering equity in education opportunities to all children while at the same time incorporating elements of competitive and finance driven reforms. Also, findings show that the introduction of the KCPE merit tables and the 8-4-4 system had elements of both competitive and finance driven reforms, with the aim being to improve labor quality. Similarly, the cost sharing scheme was implemented mainly as a finance driven reform in the primary education sector with the aim being a reduction in public spending on the education sector. In addition, it was found these reforms have been instrumental in shaping the current status of primary education in Kenya as revealed in the choice of primary schooling of parent's in this study. Also, findings show that issues and problems derived from the implementation of previous policies in the different periods of Kenya still persist in the public primary education provisions today. (Less)
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Langat, Caroline LU
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MIDM19 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Free Primary Education policies, Reforms, Low Cost Private schools, Public Primary Education.
language
English
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7765135
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  abstract     = {The study investigates the way education policies affecting primary education provision have been implemented in Kenya to reveal issues derived from their implementation and the impact they have had on parent's choice of school. 
The study used a qualitative research approach where data was collected through a desk study and semi-structured interviews. The desk study was used for the purpose of identifying the key education policies of Kenya. While Semi- structured interviews was conducted during the fieldwork with parent's in Kericho Municipality with the aim of revealing the current state of public primary education provisions and needs and expectations of parents regarding education provisions. 
The study used Carnoy's(1999) conceptualization of education reforms; competitive driven reforms; financial driven reforms and equity driven reforms. 
The study found that six principal key policies have been implemented in Kenya; Free Primary Education Policy(FPE) of 1974,1979 and 2003 and the introduction of; Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) tables merit tables, 8-4-4 education system and Cost sharing scheme. The three FPE were identified as having been implemented with goal of engendering equity in education opportunities to all children while at the same time incorporating elements of competitive and finance driven reforms. Also, findings show that the introduction of the KCPE merit tables and the 8-4-4 system had elements of both competitive and finance driven reforms, with the aim being to improve labor quality. Similarly, the cost sharing scheme was implemented mainly as a finance driven reform in the primary education sector with the aim being a reduction in public spending on the education sector. In addition, it was found these reforms have been instrumental in shaping the current status of primary education in Kenya as revealed in the choice of primary schooling of parent's in this study. Also, findings show that issues and problems derived from the implementation of previous policies in the different periods of Kenya still persist in the public primary education provisions today.},
  author       = {Langat, Caroline},
  keyword      = {Free Primary Education policies,Reforms,Low Cost Private schools,Public Primary Education.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Case study Exploring the links between Kenya's Education policies and parent's primary education school choice.},
  year         = {2015},
}