The 8-4-4 system of education which started in 1985 is coming to an end to pave away for Kenya’s new 2-6-6-3 (2-6-3-3-3) education curriculum framework. Reports indicate that new education curriculum will be tested starting May 2017 in a few selected schools by the ministry of education led by CS Fred Matiangi and KICD.
Curriculum evaluation is a method for determining the worth and effectiveness of any newly implemented curriculum. There are several stakeholders with interest in the results of curriculum ...
curriculum evaluation. It then describes several evaluation models. It concludes by propos - ing a comprehensive and eclectic process that can be used to evaluate a field of study, which is perhaps the most difficult curricular element that evaluators face. Curriculum Evaluation. CHAPTER 12 • • What principles best define curriculum ...
International J. Soc. Sci. & Education 2014 Vol.4 Issue 2, ISSN: 2223-4934 E and 2227-393X Print 326 The Evaluation Dilemma in Kenya Education System By Kafwa Nabwire Violet, Mwaka Marcella and Musamas K. Josphine Lecturer in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media, School of Education Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya Abstract
Operationalization – It is during the preparation process that one gets to see how operational a curriculum is. This in terms of how the curriculum can be measured. This process of preparation helps in choosing the type of instrument to be used to measure curriculum evaluation process thus the process is vital in evaluation (Hawes, 1979).
This is the first evaluation undertaken by the Inspectorate of the implementation of the Primary School Curriculum (1999). The evaluation focused on the effectiveness of curriculum implementation in English, Visual Arts and Mathematics in eighty-six primary schools. The findings suggest that the
Ornstein and Hunkins (1998) define curriculum evaluation as “a process or cluster of processes that people perform in order to gather data that will enable them to decide whether to accept, change, or eliminate something – the curriculum in general or an educational textbook in particular” (p.320).
Evaluation of curriculum is an integral and essential part of the whole process of curriculum development. It is a continuous activity and not a “tail-end-process”. Evaluation and planning are complementary processes which occur almost simultaneously and continuously. Planning is made on the basis of evaluation and vice versa.
3.1 Holistic curriculum conception (planning, implementation, evaluation)-total 36 issues 1. How can we improve the evaluation of short-term field testing and curriculum implementation? 2. How can we involve the teachers in the curriculum planning process and what types of competences should the members of the curriculum planning teams possess? 3.
The government has started preparations to roll out the 2-6-6-3 curriculum to Grade 5 after publishers were asked to submit learning materials for evaluation. The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development will evaluate and approve materials to be used for teaching and learning in schools.