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One Kenya, one people, one nation: strävan efter en kenyansk identitet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Intentionen med detta arbete är att uppmärksamma citizenship education som blivit allt mer betydande när det gäller skapandet av nationell enighet/identitet i Kenya. Mer specifikt innebär det att arbetets syfte var att undersöka hur utvalda kenyanska gymnasielärare arbetar med att förmedla kunskapen om citizenship education för att skapa nationell identitet och vilket innehåll som presenteras. Bifrågan blir om lärarna därefter uppmanar eleverna på något sätt att praktisera den kunskap som förmedlas i skolan om demokratiska rättigheter i samhället. För att besvara undersökningens frågeställningar har jag granskat dokument, i form av litteratur och databaser samt genomfört intervjuer, vilka sedan har analyserats. Respondenterna i intervjuerna har fått svara på likvärdiga frågor och ämnesområden där sedan dessa har satts i kontrast mot varandra för att frambringa eventuella differenser. En av slutsatserna visade att citizenship educations betydelse är stor när det gäller att bilda en nationell identitet bland eleverna. Lärarnas arbetsmetoder bestod av enkel traditionell klassundervisning där eleverna inte alls praktiserade innehållet utan lärarna uppmanade sina elever att använda kunskapen som förmedlades utanför skolans värld, till exempel i olika föreningar. Innehållet kretsade kring att försöka förmedla kunskaper om vilka rättigheter och skyldigheter en kenyansk medborgare har, förespråka nationalism samt patriotism. Det visade sig att nationalism och patriotism var de viktigaste delarna när det gällde att bygga upp en nationell enighet/identitet i det demokratiska Kenya.

 

Nyckelord: citizenship education, nationell identitet, demokrati, Kenya, lärare, samhälle.

Abstract [en]

The intention of this work is to draw attention to citizenship education that has become increasingly important in the creation of national unity / identity in Kenya. More specifically, it means that the work was to examine how selected Kenyan secondary school teachers are working to convey the knowledge of citizenship education to create national identity and what content is presented. Second reflection is to see if the teachers in any way invite the students to practice the knowledge that they conveyed in school on democratic rights and practice these in the society. In order to answer the survey questions, I examined the documents in the form of literature and databases, and conducted interviews, which were then analyzed. Respondents in the interviews have been asked similar questions and issues where they have been contrasted with each other to bring forth any discrepancies / affinities.

One of the findings showed that citizenship educations are of immense importance in terms of forming a national identity among students. Teachers' practices consisted of simple traditional classroom where students didn’t have the chance to practice the content. Instead the teachers asked their students to use knowledge that was transmitted outside the school context, for example, in various compounds. The content revolved around trying to convey the knowledge of rights and obligations that a Kenyan citizen is holding, and also advocating nationalism and patriotism. It turned out that nationalism and patriotism were the main fragments when it came to building a national unity / identity in democratic Kenya.

 

Keywords: citizenship education, national identity, democracy, Kenya, teachers, society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
citizenship education, national identity, democracy, Kenya, teachers, society
Keyword [sv]
medborgarskap, nationell identitet, demokrati, Kenya, lärare, samhälle
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15621Local ID: LP-178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-15621DiVA: diva2:567975
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Teacher Education - Mathematics
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-11-29 Created: 2012-11-15 Last updated: 2012-11-29Bibliographically approved

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