International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Philosophical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Legislation in Upholding Sexual Purity among Teachers in Kenya
Edward Maina Andafu, Atieno Kili K’Odhiambo, PhD, Samson Okuro Gunga, PhD

This paper undertakes a philosophical analysis of the effectiveness of legislation in upholding sexual purity among teachers in Kenya. The Government of Kenya and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have enacted legislation to govern teachers’ sexual conduct. However, analysis of the incidences of teachers’ sexual abuse of their learners reveal that legislation merely creates awareness among teachers on the need to refrain from committing sexual offences. It does not stimulate their mind to think critically and make informed judgment concerning sexual purity. The study proposes incorporation of moral education in the Teacher Education curriculum, facilitated by the dialectical method of teaching which activates critical thinking and ultimate formulation of reasoned judgment.

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