1st Edition

Challenges of Primary Education in Developing Countries
Insights from Kenya

ISBN 9781840148893
Published December 29, 2000 by Routledge
200 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

Paul P.W. Achola and Vijayan K. Pillai address factors associated with wastage in primary school education and the solutions to ameliorate low participation in primary education. The book provides an examination of the factors associated with wastage, exploring the interconnectedness of non-enrollment, repetition and dropout. The authors demonstrate that reducing poverty through empowerment programs and citizen participation in school decisions are critical to improving primary school participation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Research on wastage in Kenya; Primary school wastage among special groups; A design for investigating wastage; Extent and perceived causes of wastage; Identified solutions for each component of wastage; Profiles of selected initiatives to reduce wastage; Impact of selected initiatives on wastage; Wastage in developing countries: insights from Kenya; References; Index.

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'...provides useful findings for formulating policies to eradicate wastage in primary education in developing countries.' Educational Book Review