Below is a brief highlight of the general needs of the curriculum reform: New education system in Kenya
General needs for curriculum reform social, economic and personal needs
• Kenyans stated that the curriculum ought to be reformed – foremost – to serve societal needs -93.62% followed by personal needs at 91.83%, economic needs at 91.25 and technological needs at 90.30%.
• The curriculum to be reformed should enhance peaceful social co-existence, contribute to economic development and address social vices such as corruption, tribalism and insecurity
• The curriculum should promote innovation, problem solving skills and self reliance for improving individual’s and national development
NEEDED REFORMS ON COMPETENCIES ECDE, PRIMARY AND SNE
• The findings reveal various ratings on the competencies desired for the ECDE, Primary and SNE levels of Education, respectively. These are presented on;
ECDE: Personal hygiene, Numeracy, Social skills,Communication skills, Digital literacy skills, Life skills
PRIMARY: Practical skills, Technology, Values
SNE: Appropriate adaptive skills, communication skills and Vocational skills that enhance employability
• Secondary : The 21st century skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity were identified as the preferred competencies
What will be taught at each level
PRIMARY: Kenyans emphasized practical oriented learning areas –Home science, Art& craft, Music, Drama, Agriculture, Foreign Languages- French, German, Chinese, Spanish.
SECONDARY: Kenyans advocated for practical subjects such as home science, Art &craft , Agriculture and woodwork to be re-introduced
• Other subjects should also be more practical
•Learners should start specializing early.
The above data was obtained from a presentation made ta KICD. You can download the whole presentation HERE