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Oketch, Moses – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
To what extent, if at all, did the introduction of free primary education in Kenya in 2003 have positive equity effects, in terms of both access and achievement. Access is based on the number of candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and the KCPE score is used to measure achievement levels. The study uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Education, Poverty
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Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This forum seeks to problematise issues related to the lack of resources to adequately finance public education systems. It explores potential solutions based on increased domestic resource mobilisation through progressive taxation in order to meet the growing financing gap needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. While many…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education
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Mburu, Samuel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
To throw light on the challenge of providing education to pastoral households in the context of social and economic change, this study investigates the effects of herd migration on child schooling in Northern Kenya. Specifically, the analysis uses both household panel data and community-level focus-group data to identify the barriers to schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Attendance Patterns, Age Differences
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McCowan, Tristan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Concerns over equity of access to higher education are widespread, but there is significant disagreement over what should constitute a fair system. This article assesses diverse conceptualisations of equity and explores the ways in which they embody themselves in the policies of three systems, those of England, Brazil and Kenya. While showing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Milligan, Lizzi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This article reflects on the use of participative techniques with final-year secondary school students in one rural community in Western Kenya as an enabling tool for an outsider to both gain insider perspectives and develop a more insider role in that community by privileging and legitimating participant-driven data. Conclusions put forward the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Participatory Research, Educational Researchers
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Taeko, Takayanagi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This paper aims to challenge limited notions of literacy and argues for the recognition of Maasai women's self-determined learning in order to bring about human development in Kenya. It also seeks to construct a complex picture of literacy, drawing on postcolonial feminist theory as a framework to ensure that the woman's voice is heard. Through…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Literacy Education
Johnson, Ane Turner; Hirt, Joan B. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
Higher education in developing nations is typically viewed from a dependency perspective--institutions are seen as merely recipients of Western knowledge, aid and reform efforts. Nevertheless, universities in both the centre and the periphery are dealing with tensions between protecting the public good and embracing neoliberal values based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Innovation
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Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This paper suggests the term "paradoxical" to understand how health education (HE) is carried out and experienced as contradictory and inconsistent by student-teachers who learn about health in Kenyan teacher training colleges (TTC). The claim is that students, apart from formal HE lessons, also learn about health in non-curricular HE,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Interviews
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Porter, Caitlin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
Accountability is increasingly recognised as the key mediating variable that encourages service providers to deliver efficient and effective local services. In the context of education, accountability strategies do not always explicitly consider young citizens as the primary users of education services. In this paper, a client approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Student Role, Citizenship Responsibility
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Abuya, Benta; Oketch, Moses; Musyoka, Peter – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
The introduction of universal primary education in sub-Sahara African countries in the 1990s increased enrolment rates and provided opportunities to children who were previously not in school. Research demonstrates that eliminating fees is not the magic bullet that delivers universal access. This study seeks to determine risk factors associated…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Dropout Rate, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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Ohba, Asayo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
There are growing numbers of low-cost private schools in urban informal settlements in developing countries. It has been argued that these institutions may constitute alternatives for government schools, as they are able to meet the educational needs of children in urban informal settlements. This study explores the question of whether low-cost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
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Unterhalter, Elaine; Yates, Chris; Makinda, Herbert; North, Amy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
The article examines how blame and disconnection from the lives of the poor feature in a nexus of ideas about implementing education policy articulated by education officials and teachers in Kenya. Three different approaches to understanding marginality are distinguished, each associated with a different process of setting a boundary concerning…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Schools of Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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Wagner, Daniel A.; Lockheed, Marlaine; Mullis, Ina; Martin, Michael O.; Kanjee, Anil; Gove, Amber; Dowd, Amy Jo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
Over the past decade, international and national education agencies have begun to emphasize the improvement of the quality (rather than quantity) of education in developing countries. This trend has been paralleled by a significant increase in the use of educational assessments as a way to measure gains and losses in quality of learning. As…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Reading Tests
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Nyaga, Susan; Anthonissen, Christine – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
Kenya's language-in-education policy supports mother-tongue education as the ideal approach to developing language and literacy skills of young learners. The policy has been informed by findings of various past national education commissions as well as international declarations such as the UNESCO declaration on the use of Vernacular Languages in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Literacy, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Hardman, Frank; Ackers, Jim; Abrishamian, Niki; O'Sullivan, Margo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
While many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are on track for meeting the Education for All targets, there is a growing recognition of the need to improve the quality of basic education and that a focus on pedagogy and its training implications needs to be at the heart of this commitment. By drawing on three East African countries, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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