Primary Education Experience of a Maasai Woman in Kenya : The long-term impact of schooling beyond subject knowledge

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Primary Education Experience of a Maasai Woman in Kenya : The long-term impact of schooling beyond subject knowledge
Creator
Sawamura Nobuhide
Utsumi Seiji
Sifuna Daniel
Source Title
CICE叢書5 Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development : Final Report of the Phase II Research Results : (2) Education Quality Improvement and Policy Effectiveness
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start Page 1
End Page 9
Abstract
The current discourse on EFA has a tendency of focusing on learning subject knowledge and completing primary school. Thus, dropping out of school has always been negatively regarded. This study examined the impact of primary school education on female students who dropped out of school due to pregnancy and marriage. They were unsuccessful in completing school and proceeding to secondary education, but have more than several years of learning experience. This study aimed to identify whether their learning experience has made a difference in their lives. It further sought to discuss the long-term impact of schooling beyond subject knowledge. In this initial attempt, the research focused on a particular Maasai woman who dropped out of school at Grade 7, without completing 8 years of full primary education, in Narok. She has been traced over 12 years and was regularly interviewed. Five aspects were identified which enabled her to help improve her life because of schooling: (1) expanding her social network, (2) learning offi cial languages, (3) being conscious about hygiene and health, (4) establishing more equal relations with her husband, and (5) acquiring soft skills of management. It can be said that primary schooling enhanced the capability of dealing with livelihood and bettered her quality of life in the rural community.
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Education [ 370 ]
Language
eng
Resource Type departmental bulletin paper
Publisher
広島大学教育開発国際協力研究センター
Date of Issued 2013-03
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Copyright (c) 2013 広島大学教育開発国際協力研究センター
Publish Type Version of Record
Access Rights open access
Source Identifier
[NCID] BA52782320
[NCID] BB13293321