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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 5, No. 2 (2009) open journal systems 


Educational Development in Kenya and the Role of Information and Communication Technology

Wanjira Kinuthia, Georgia State University, USA


Abstract
While ICT continues to advance in western countries, African countries still experience a lag in its implementation, and that continues to widen the digital and knowledge divides. This article provides an insight into the state of educational development in Kenya and the role of ICT in narrowing the knowledge divide. It documents the progress made in educational development, while revealing the challenges faced. The article provides an overview of the historical and economic context, social factors, and the organization and state of education. While the context is Kenyan, the strategies discussed are applicable to other African countries with similar challenges.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556