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Title:An Arts-Based Educational Framework for Fostering Intercultural Unity in Kenya
Author(s):Nyaberi, David Ogega
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Delacruz, Elizabeth M.
Department / Program:Art Education
Discipline:Art Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Art
Abstract:Ethnic conflicts in Kenya have always been a problem since independence from Britain in 1963 and cultural diversity in Kenya has always posed great challenges to uniting Kenyans. In an attempt to address the challenges of cultural diversity in Kenya, this dissertation explores ways in which arts education could be instrumental in teaching intercultural values and appreciation of ethnic diversity in Kenya. The dissertation attends to and addresses questions about Kenyan educational scholarship, policy formation, and implementation strategies. The dissertation conceptualizes and makes recommendation for a national K-4 educational framework for Kenya, and introduces an educational policy framework that will guide K-4 curriculum development, instructional approaches, and teacher training. This approach is based on the belief that it is of the young age that children begin to build their personal identities, and to learn the values of their society.
Issue Date:2009
Description:203 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3363047
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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