The role social studies in the political socialization of the Kenyan primary school leaver 1978-1980
The problem; We sought an answer to the question. Are our primary school leavers politically socialized? The hypothesis is primary school leavers are politically socialized. Method; a random sample of fifty primary school leavers who finished standard 7 between 1978 and 1980 were subjected to fifty questions test covering the central and local government. A score of 50 percent or better would constitute political socialization. Limitations; political socialization was limited to knowledge of the structure and functions of the central and local govt. The primary school leaver refers to a standard 7 pupil who did not proceed to form 1. Findings; the hypothesis was rejected. Only 18 candidates scored 50% or better. The highest pupil scored 70% the lowest 36%, the mean was 46.92, median 45%, the mode 38%, standard deviation 8.63. Conclusion; the primary school teacher should put premium to qualities of patriotism, rationality, confidence, self reliance, productivity, and above all to accept and appreciate the vital value of manual labour.