Conceptualizing Patristic Domains in the 8-4-4 System of Education: Towards the Realisation of Holistic Education in Kenya

Ursulla A. Okoth


The 8-4-4 system of education as a strategy is a national outlook that addresses the provision of equitable, accessible, relevant and quality education at the three levels of education; primary,secondary and university respectively, in Kenya. Early childhood education, literacy and life skills programmes can not be ignored. Using formal, non-formal and informal education, Christian education (True Education) plays a major role in any state as it affirms education is a gift from God and hence the family, church and the state are complementary in its provision. It should not be compromised by secularism and materialism that corrupts the entire society depriving people of dignity, meaning and harmony. The discussion is based on 8-4-4 system, historical background, challenges and projection into the future to what should be addressed to realize the divine wisdom from God which is formative, transformative, liberates the intellect, disciplines the mind and purifies humanity to live in peace thus patristic education which is Christo-centric is salvific (redemptive) education to eternal life.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n5p249

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