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dc.contributor.authorWaweru, S. N.
dc.contributor.authorLanyasunya, Andrew Ropilo
dc.contributor.authorOgogo, Collins Omondi
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T12:28:23Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T12:28:23Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol 3, No 15, 2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn2222-288X
dc.identifier.issn2222-1735
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/view/3444/5555
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11761
dc.description.abstractAlternative Approaches to Basic Education (AABE) were introduced in Kenya to promote access to basic education and to enhance Universal Primary Education (UPE.) However, in Samburu County, the levels of school enrolment and literacy have been chronically low currently at 44% and 12% respectively. In order to investigate the success of AABE in Samburu County, this study tested government policy, resource-input, perception, nomadic pastoralists’ lifestyle, distance and AABE approaches applied in Samburu County. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires for 400 learners’ household heads, 56 teachers from 56 AABE Centres and 10 AABE providers, while secondary data was obtained from the Ministry of Education offices, AABE Centres, libraries and the internet. Stratified random sampling technique was used, while descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze and present the data. The study found that 92.5% of the population regarded AABE as inferior to formal education, 69.1% viewed government policy as lacking, 91.1% viewed AABE approaches as inappropriate, 80% acknowledged that nomadic lifestyle affected success of AABE, 62.7% indicated that AABE Centres were beyond the ideal 2.5 km and 73.4% said that resource input was inadequate. The study recommended for policies with a multi-faceted approach to development in nomadic pastoralist areas, addressing the problems of water, medical facilities, infrastructure, livelihoods and conflicts as a way of mitigating low enrolment and literacy levelsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectnon-formal educationen_US
dc.subjectalternative education approachesen_US
dc.subjectbasic educationen_US
dc.subjectliteracyen_US
dc.subjectnomadic pastoralistsen_US
dc.titleAn Empirical Investigation of Viability of Alternative Approaches to Basic Education among the Samburu Nomadic Pastoralists Of Northern Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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