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The Structural Adjustment Program and education reform in Kenya


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I researched on the role the World Bank's Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) played in education reform policies formulated and implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) in Kenya between 1980 and 2000. My key respondents were the World Bank education specialist at the Kenya Office, and two senior officials with in the MOEST.

My research primarily consisted of open-ended interviews guided by my basic research question. I analyzed the resultant data thematically based on the broad categories generated by my basic research questions. I triangulated interview data with extensive document analyses and direct informal observations of salient issues raised during interviewing. My findings revealed that the SAP adjustment credits were closely intertwined with the MOEST education reform policies between 1980 and 2000. Indeed, the SAP adjustment credits seem to have playing a pivotal role in the formulation and implementation of MOEST education reforms.

My conclusions reveal notable benefits in favor of sustainable local development, apparent as a result of these close interactions and partnerships. I recommend further longitudinal and cross national research studies to explore these emergent findings further.

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Subject
School administration;
Social structure;
African history
Classification
0514: School administration
0700: Social structure
0331: African history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Kenya; Reform; Structural Adjustment Program; Sustainable development; World Bank
Title
The Structural Adjustment Program and education reform in Kenya
Author
Gichuri, Anne Nduta
Number of pages
175
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0130
Source
DAI-A 67/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542735042
Advisor
Paige, R. Michael
University/institution
University of Minnesota
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3220000
ProQuest document ID
305309900
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305309900
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