Pre- to Post-Independence Actor Dynamics in the education Sector: The Case of (Colonial) Kenya

19 August 2019

Judith M. Ebeling presented a chapter of her dissertation titled "Pre- to Post-Independence Actor Dynamics in the education Sector: The Case of (Colonial) Kenya" at the NordWel Conference in Bremen, Germany.

Description

In spite of education’s centrality, “[r]esearch on the history of education in Africa is in dire straits” (Kallaway 2019, 238), suffering from a disregard for the colonial roots of education systems. The present chapter provides a mapping of the key actors in education policy-making during Kenya’s late colonial period, from the end of the Second World War to the attainment of political independence in 1963. This will provide the starting point for uncovering the mechanisms behind the enduring influence of external actors in the post-independence era, which will be addressed in subsequent chapters