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Why the push to overhaul teacher training in Kenya is a bad idea

By Ishmael Munene, Professor of Research, Foundations & Higher Education, Northern Arizona University
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Kenya is in the fourth year of implementing a new competence-based curriculum for all levels of schooling. The new curriculum seeks to develop student competencies including mastery of content, critical thinking and complex problem-solving.

This new curriculum is the third topdown overhaul of the country’s education system since Kenya’s independence in 1963. The previous curriculum was deemed too academic…


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