Challenges of Primary Education in Developing Countries: Insights from Kenya, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Challenges of Primary Education in Developing Countries

Insights from Kenya, 1st Edition

By Paul P.W. Achola, Vijayan K. Pillai


200 pages

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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.


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

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
EDUCATION / Elementary