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School divide in primary education in Kenya: Focusing on motivation for schooling

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There has been achievement disparity among primary schools in Kenya (Sawamura, 2008). Even after Free Primary Education policy was implemented, the gap, called "School Divide" has become worse than before. The problem here is that there is a student achievement gap even among public schools. It affects equity of educational opportunity for children. What kinds of factors create the gap in primary education in Kenya?; The purpose of this research is to investigate factors of the school divide, especially focusing on pupil's motivation for schooling. Kenya is a diverse country in terms of ethnicity, environment, and economic status (Buchmann, 2001, Alwiya, 2004). Focusing on this diversity, this study investigates pupil's purpose of schooling. What are the factors that contribute to the achievement gap among schools in Kenya? Working under the assumption that, two possible hypotheses tested in this study are: 1) School quality (teaching methodology, management system, human resources (teachers, and head teachers) and curriculum) impacts pupil performance and motivation: 2) Higher ranking schools attract more motivated students. This study investigates the two hypotheses through a review of literature of documentation related to education in Kenya. Schools successful at increasing or generating motivation of enrolled students seem to attract new students in subsequent years. Conversely, schools failing to generate motivation in pupils do not attract new students.
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Shimada, Kentaro. "School divide in primary education in Kenya: Focusing on motivation for schooling" 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, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493290_index.html>

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Shimada, K. , 2011-04-30 "School divide in primary education in Kenya: Focusing on motivation for schooling" 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/p493290_index.html

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Abstract: There has been achievement disparity among primary schools in Kenya (Sawamura, 2008). Even after Free Primary Education policy was implemented, the gap, called "School Divide" has become worse than before. The problem here is that there is a student achievement gap even among public schools. It affects equity of educational opportunity for children. What kinds of factors create the gap in primary education in Kenya?; The purpose of this research is to investigate factors of the school divide, especially focusing on pupil's motivation for schooling. Kenya is a diverse country in terms of ethnicity, environment, and economic status (Buchmann, 2001, Alwiya, 2004). Focusing on this diversity, this study investigates pupil's purpose of schooling. What are the factors that contribute to the achievement gap among schools in Kenya? Working under the assumption that, two possible hypotheses tested in this study are: 1) School quality (teaching methodology, management system, human resources (teachers, and head teachers) and curriculum) impacts pupil performance and motivation: 2) Higher ranking schools attract more motivated students. This study investigates the two hypotheses through a review of literature of documentation related to education in Kenya. Schools successful at increasing or generating motivation of enrolled students seem to attract new students in subsequent years. Conversely, schools failing to generate motivation in pupils do not attract new students.


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