Anthropological Methods in Curriculum Instruction for Learners in Informal Education for Abagusii of South Western Kenya

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Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro


Abagusii used methods known as anthropological for transformative education. Anthropological methods refer to indigenous ways for impacting knowledge and skills to children in the society. The methods differed in content and technique, but transformative education was moral, progressive, gradual and practical. The problem learners are ignoring anthropological methods because are indigenous and suppress transformative education for instance in acquiring university education, cannot adjust in the society. The objective is to examine the best approach to integrate, anthropological methods in curriculum development in educational system. The research employed survey method and data collected through questionnaire technique. Results indicates Abagusii have discarded anthropological methods for transformative education. The research paper concludes anthropological methods were transformative, effective and efficient in education since content was retained for long period by the learners. It recommends curriculum developers to incorporate them in the teaching-learning process in schools.


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Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro, Turkana University College

Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro is an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Education at Turkana University College, Turkana, Kenya.