Kenya, Education and Diversity in

Ethnic diversity plays a major role in politics, economics, and educational participation in Kenya. Ethnic issues dominate the national and multicultural discourse and resource distribution in the nation. This entry discusses the demographic characteristics of Kenya, the tensions and challenges related to diversity and its effects on schooling, and the implications of Kenyan multiculturalism for other nations.

Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Kenya

The Republic of Kenya is a country of great inequities manifested as binaries between rich/poor, urban/rural, male/female, and dominant/nondominant ethnicities. The World Factbook of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency provides a sobering portrait. Of Kenya's 41 million people, 50% cannot meet their basic food needs and live below the poverty line. Approximately 40% of the population is unemployed, and 22% live in urban ...

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