Kenyan Youth Education in Colonial and Post-Colonial Times

Joseph Kamiru Gikubu's Impact

  • Peter Otiato Ojiambo

Part of the Historical Studies in Education book series (HSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Otiato Ojiambo
    Pages 1-22
  3. Peter Otiato Ojiambo
    Pages 79-118
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-190

About this book


This book examines Joseph Kamiru Gikubu’s impact on Kenyan youth education. The author asserts that over his decades-long career, Gikubu played an active role in not only building and improving Kenyan youth education but also in demonstrating the role educational institutions play in imparting nation-building skills. Gikubu’s educational contributions were wide-ranging and include both practical and theoretical aspects of education through his works in various juvenile rehabilitation programs and youth clubs, as well as his insights on youth education and school leadership. Through Gikubu’s educational work, this volume interrogates Kenya’s educational development, transformation, and entailed challenges. The book fills the gap in the dearth of African-centered educational biographies and their role in shaping Africa’s social, political, and economic spheres in both the colonial and post-colonial period. It also addresses emerging scholarship in African educational biographies. 


juvenile rehabilitation programs Manyani detention camp Wamumu rehabilitation camp youth clubs Othaya Approved School Starehe Boys Centre and School school leadership educational transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Otiato Ojiambo
    • 1
  1. 1.LawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59989-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59990-8
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