Title page for ETD etd-04202006-181439


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Nacheri, Sylvanus Amkaya
Author's Email Address massschooling@yahoo.com
URN etd-04202006-181439
Title Mass schooling, Nation Building and the Sovereignty of the Kenyan state
Degree PhD
Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Driscoll, Lisa G. Committee Co-Chair
Salmon, Richard G. Committee Co-Chair
Alexander, M. David Committee Member
Sughrue, Jennifer A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • state sovereignty
  • educational expansion
  • nation building
  • mass schooling
Date of Defense 2006-04-03
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Kenya's national policies of education are consistent with the principles of nation building and state sovereignty. The investigation involved developing eight multiple regression models. Each model utilized one dependent variable, one independent variable and two control variables. The dependent variables were the average boys and the average girls public primary education gross enrollment ratios for 2000-03, the boys and the girls public primary education completion rates for the class of 2003, and the boys and the girls public primary education gross enrollment ratios for 2003. The independent variables were the public primary education pupil/teacher ratios for 2000 and the public primary education pupil/teacher ratios for 2003. The two control variables were the percentage of the population living in towns in 1999 and the percentage of the population in wage employment in 1999. The only significant results were a negative relationship between public primary education pupil/teacher ratios for 2003 and the girls public primary education completion rates for the class of 2003 and, a positive relationship between the percentage of the population in wage employment in 1999 and the girls public primary education completion rates for the class of 2003. The results suggested that Kenya's national policies of education are not consistent with the principles of nation building and state sovereignty and led to the conclusion that Kenya's public primary education may not be playing the nation-building role that it should play.

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