Curriculum Reforms in Kenya: Imperatives for effective Implementation

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Education and training have been identified in the Kenya Vision 2030 as a key social pillar and a medium that will drive Kenya into becoming a middle-income economy. Constitution 2010 also supported free and compulsory basic education as a human right to every Kenyan child aged 4-18 years (Basic Education Act 2013). According to National Education Sector Plan (2013-2018), access, equity, quality, relevance, governance and cross cutting are the key themes in education and therefore they are fundamentally issues of great concern to education and training in Kenya. It is important that all stakeholders in education pay special attention to these four issues particularly access, equity, quality and relevance, as they design and implement education reforms and training in Kenya. These issues influence curriculum development, implementation and any reforms. In this regard, it is not only important to have the relevant curriculum that guarantees these characteristics are considered but also effective implementation that will make this vision a reality and ensure that the curriculum responds to the currents needs of Kenyan society .

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