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Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline; Musyoka, Peter; Ngware, Moses W. – London Review of Education, 2012
There is a growing public concern in Kenya over the persistent gap between those schools that are consistently ranked at the top and those ranked at the bottom of the annual Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination league tables. This has raised the issue of inequality in educational opportunity. Our primary concern in this paper…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline – London Review of Education, 2012
With the introduction of free primary education (FPE) in Kenya in 2003, it was expected that the burden on poor households in financing primary education would be reduced substantially. This in turn would increase enrolment in public schools and lead to universal primary education. However, studies have shown that a considerable proportion of…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Economically Disadvantaged, Slums, Foreign Countries
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Ngware, Moses W.; Ciera, James; Abuya, Benta A.; Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper aims to improve the understanding of classroom-based gender differences that may lead to differential opportunities to learn provided to girls and boys in low and high performing primary schools in Kenya. The paper uses an opportunity to learn framework and tests the hypothesis that teaching practices and classroom interactions explain…
Descriptors: Females, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning
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Onsongo, Jane – London Review of Education, 2009
The article examines the outcomes of affirmative action policies aimed at improving access for women students to university education in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Different interpretations of affirmative action are found in the three countries. These include lower entry scores, remedial pre-university programmes and financial assistance. There…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, College Admission
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Oketch, Moses O. – London Review of Education, 2009
This article examines how recent changes, leading to a diversified supply in Kenya's university education system, is reflected in prospective students' aspirations, perceptions and preferences to undertake university education. The results, based on a combination of a convenience and snowball sampling of settings, within which random samples of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, State Universities, Private Colleges