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dc.contributor.authorChepkemoi, Mary Chumoh
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T12:19:16Z
dc.date.available2021-02-01T12:19:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/21299
dc.descriptionA Research Thesis Submitted in Fulfilment of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (History of Education) in the Department of Educational Foundations of Kenyatta University, January, 2020en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the development of Western Education for girls among the Kipsigis of Kericho and Bomet Counties from 1900 - 2000. There is growing literature on the role of the missionaries, Colonial Government and African Initiatives on the Development of girls’ education in Kenya. This literature confirms that missionaries pioneered girls’ education in various parts of Kenya. This study addressed a knowledge gap by focusing on the role of Missionaries, the Colonial government and the Kipsigis community in the development of girls’ education in two Counties. The objectives of the study were to document the factors that contributed to the development of girls’ education in Kericho and Bomet Counties, to identify the factors that contributed to the growth and development of Kipsigis Girls African School from 1947 to 2000 and to discuss the impact of the school on the Kipsigis community and Kenya as a whole. It utilized the structural functionalism theory that interprets society as structure with interrelated parts. It addresses the society as a whole in terms of the functioning of its constituent elements such as the family, school, religious organizations, economy and governments. It guided this study in showing the importance of the interdependence of the above elements in the development of the school. The study adopted the historical research design and the case study design and was carried out in Kericho and Bomet Counties, the South Rift Region of Kenya. The population of the study included knowledgeable community members and leaders, political and religious leaders, Old Girls of the school, beneficiaries of mission education, Former Kipsigis Girls’ School Principals, former staff and Education Officials, BoM and ex-BoM and the current School Principal. Purposive and Snowball sampling were used to identify the study’s population. Data for this study was both qualitative and quantitative, elicited through oral interviews, FGDs, document analysis and a questionnaire. The sources of data for this study were both primary and secondary while the Evaluation of data was done through External criticism, which aimed at establishing the authenticity, originality and genuineness of the data, and internal criticism aimed at evaluating the accuracy of the data. Qualitative data was analysed thematically and in accordance to the objectives of the study, while the quantitative data was analysed using simple statistics i.e. SPSS. The data was interpreted using logical generalizations, explanations and descriptions. The key findings reveal that the Africa Inland Mission (AIM) and World Gospel Mission (WGM) pioneered the education of girls in the two Counties. Secondly, the Colonial government and African initiatives through Kipsigis Local Native Council (KLNC) and Kipsigis District Education Board (KDEB) also played a key role in the establishment of Kipsigis Girls School, the first African school for girls in the two Counties. The study revealed that the school has transformed the lives of girls and women in the community and in Kenya at large immensely. In conclusion, the study recommended that the Government through the Ministry of Education should emphasize the provision of a holistic education that focuses on developing the character, leadership skills and the personality of students, which the school has always focused on. It also recommended the importance of BoM’s, parents and communities in supporting the educational facilities, since these were instrumental in the schools’ development and expansionen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectKipsigisen_US
dc.subjectKericho and Bomet Counties,en_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subject1900-2000en_US
dc.titleDevelopment of Girls’ Education among the Kipsigis of Kericho and Bomet Counties, Kenya: 1900-2000en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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