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Challenges facing teaching of comparative education in Kenyan universities

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This paper will address the main challenges that face the teaching of Comparative Education in Kenyan Universities. Comparative Education is a core unit for students pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Education i.e. B.Ed (Arts) or B.Ed (Science). One main challenge is the availability of qualified teaching staff. It is noted with great concern that majority of those who purport to teach comparative education are actually not trained to teach comparative education and in most cases those who teach are either specialists in Sociology of Education, History of Education or even Philosophy of Education and in extreme cases any knowledge in education at university level is considered adequate for one to teach comparative education. The other challenge is the availability of relevant and current teaching resources and in particular text books. Another challenge is lack of funding to enable students of comparative education to have an opportunity to visit even neighboring countries to conduct studies on educational issues that may relate to their country which may form the basis for educational reforms. These and others will be discussed with the view of proposing way of eliminating the challenges and making suggestions on how best to improve the teaching of comparative education in Kenyan Universities.
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Gakunga, Daniel. "Challenges facing teaching of comparative education in Kenyan universities" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p488129_index.html>

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Gakunga, D. K. , 2011-05-01 "Challenges facing teaching of comparative education in Kenyan universities" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p488129_index.html

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This paper will address the main challenges that face the teaching of Comparative Education in Kenyan Universities. Comparative Education is a core unit for students pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Education i.e. B.Ed (Arts) or B.Ed (Science). One main challenge is the availability of qualified teaching staff. It is noted with great concern that majority of those who purport to teach comparative education are actually not trained to teach comparative education and in most cases those who teach are either specialists in Sociology of Education, History of Education or even Philosophy of Education and in extreme cases any knowledge in education at university level is considered adequate for one to teach comparative education. The other challenge is the availability of relevant and current teaching resources and in particular text books. Another challenge is lack of funding to enable students of comparative education to have an opportunity to visit even neighboring countries to conduct studies on educational issues that may relate to their country which may form the basis for educational reforms. These and others will be discussed with the view of proposing way of eliminating the challenges and making suggestions on how best to improve the teaching of comparative education in Kenyan Universities.


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