Management of strategic change at Kenya Institute of Education
Change is the only sure way of remaining relevant for any organization. This is a case study on management of strategic change at the Kenya Institute of Education, KIE. KIE is a national curriculum and research centre whose core function is to conduct and develop curricula for all institutes below all levels of the university. This study sought to establish the management practices as well as challenges facing K.I.E in the management of change. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, primary and secondary data collection methods were used. This was case a study done through interviewing heads of different sections. Secondary data was sourced from the organizations online stores and other publications. The study established that KIE has been changing to adapt to the changing environment. Digitization of the curriculum was a major step in enhancing e-learning bearing in mind that the teachers available are not sufficient compared to the number of students in school K.I.E pursues the planned approach to change management. The study established that as much as K.I.E had planned for these changes some challenges emerged since it was a new field being ventured into. The study had some limitations. The study was only limited to change management practices and the challenges involved. Other aspects of change management can still be studied in KIE and other institution too. The study suggested that the impact of digitization of the curriculum could be assessed at various levels in the Kenyan education system and even the impact of Technology on employee perception and performance. The study concludes by observing that change at KIE is evident in the successful digitization of the curriculum and observes that greater change is still on the way when it will change to Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.