Gender and Education in Kenya explores the intersections of curriculum, pedagogy, policy, and gender. The contributors study depictions of gender in textbooks, the presence and roles of girls and women within classrooms in Kenya, and female leadership in education, arguing that, despite recent policies put in place by the Kenyan government to ensure gender parity in education, there is still a need to make curriculum more gender responsive. Gender and Education in Kenya examines the disparity between male and female representation in education and advocate for more training for teachers about gender-related educational policies and implementing gender-responsive objectives in classrooms. The collection concludes with a study of the intersection of gender and disability with a chapter that explores the additional challenges for a blind girl in school and the lack of policies in place to help disabled students.
Esther Mukewa Lisanza is assistant professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University.
Esther Mukewa Lisanza
Part 1: Gender and Curriculum
Chapter 1: Gender Issues in Kiswahili Set Books in Kenya
Catherine Mwihaki Ndungo
Chapter 2: Girls v. Boys: Gender Depiction in English Language Textbooks in Kenya’s Elementary Schools
Mokaya Bosire and Zulekha Khamisi
Chapter 3: Curriculum and Gender: The Case of Primary School Social Studies Textbooks in Kenya
Chapter 4: The Complexities of Gender in High School History Classrooms in Kenya
Part 2: Girls’ Education, Leadership, and Blindness
Chapter 5: Learning from What has Worked in Women School Leadership and Girls’ Education in Kenya
Chapter 6: Gazing at the Stars: Blind Women, Gender, and Education in Kenya