Local Pressures on Educational Plans in Colonial Kenya: Post-Second World War Activity among the Southern Abaluyia

The events recorded here delineate the ways that groups of Africans manoeuvred at the local level to fashion both government and mission educational plans more to their own liking. Through their own efforts, the Southern Abaluyia managed to accelerate the expansion of the school system in their region. Furthermore, the educationally-advanced communities among them sustained their favoured positions despite official efforts to spread educational opportunities more evenly among all the Southern Abaluyia. Sections: prewar educational background – increased pressure for schooling – demands for secondary schools. Notes.

Title: Local Pressures on Educational Plans in Colonial Kenya: Post-Second World War Activity among the Southern Abaluyia
Author: Kay, Stafford
Year: 1978
Periodical: International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Pages: 689-710
Language: English
Geographic term: Kenya
External link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/217199
Abstract: The events recorded here delineate the ways that groups of Africans manoeuvred at the local level to fashion both government and mission educational plans more to their own liking. Through their own efforts, the Southern Abaluyia managed to accelerate the expansion of the school system in their region. Furthermore, the educationally-advanced communities among them sustained their favoured positions despite official efforts to spread educational opportunities more evenly among all the Southern Abaluyia. Sections: prewar educational background – increased pressure for schooling – demands for secondary schools. Notes.