This programme is designed to produce professionals that are capable of analyzing the role of education in the processes of economic growth, political development, and social change; examining educational policy issues and locating their solutions within local and international contexts; and making informed contributions to contemporary debates about educational theory and practice, and solutions thereto. The programme prepares high-level personnel for universities, colleges, government, international and local educational agencies, in the area of teaching, research, policy analysis, educational administration and development education.
At the end of this programme the graduate will be able to:
i) Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic relationship between school and community;
ii) Apply the theories and methods of educational foundations to the analysis of educational problems and improvement of educational practice in different social settings;
iii) Design and conduct research in educational foundations, and evaluate educational programmes and projects, and contribute to policy formulation in education foundations;
iv) Demonstrate enhanced participation in educational decision-making informed by research.
Candidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University. In addition admission shall be offered to holders of Master of Education in Educational Foundations. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Educational Foundations shall be required to present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations.
Course Structure and Duration
Doctor of Philosophy programme in Educational Foundations shall last for a period of not less than three years and not more than five academic years.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Foundations is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX