Justifying Innovative Language Programs in an Environment of Change: The Case of Communication Skills in Kenyan Universities

  • Kibiwott P. Kurgat United States International University Kenya


This paper traces the challenges faced by an innovative language programme started in Kenyan Universities in the 1980s and points out to challenges that innovative programmes can face. In the analysis of the literature that has been written on project management and language issues in development, it attempts to show how the Communication Skills programme could benefit from this knowledge on project management and educational change management in the third millennium. The paper concludes that it is necessary for those in charge of Communication Skills to borrow a leaf from this literature in order to overcome some of the educational challenges of the third millennium.

Key words: project management, change management, educational management, educational innovation

Author Biography

Kibiwott P. Kurgat, United States International University Kenya

Dr. Kurgat is an Assistant Professor of English at the United States International University, Kenya.


Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1998-1279