Purchase: http://www.der.org/films/kenya-boran-… The film focuses on the life of Peter Boru, a sixteen-year-old former herdsboy who has become a boarding school student. Peter’s life is juxtaposed to a traditional herdsboy, Dokata. The question, “Education for what?” is posed when both tradition and modern forces common to developing areas make the economic outlook bleak for young people, even if they are able to complete local educational requirements. Kenya Boran Part II was made to show the complex set of educational problems facing young people and governments in a typical Third World setting. It has special relevance in courses that focus on comparative education, socialization and learning.
by David MacDougall & James Blue
part of the Faces of Change series
distributed by Documentary Educational Resources