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Dr. Maureen Mweru

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Title/Qualifications: PhD (Developmental Psychology – Child Development), M.Ed (Educational Psychology – Child Development), B.Ed (Arts) First Class Honors
Department/Unit/Section: Early Childhood Studies Department Kenyatta University, Kenya.
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Psychology; Child Development
Research Interests: Early Childhood

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Conference Presentations

  • Mweru, M.Music and Young Children in KenyaIpswich, United Kingdom18-19 July, 2017
  • Mweru, M., Why Kenyan Academics do not Publish in International Refereed Journals,Milton Keynes,United Kingdom, 27-28 June, 2016
  • Mweru, MBullying in Kenyan Primary Schools: Causes, Impact and Possible Intervention StrategiesShanghai, China, 8-12 July, 2014
  • Mweru M., The Psychology of Music: Music Preference and Its Influence on Young Children in Kenya, Kampala, Uganda, 6-8 November, 2013
  • Mweru M., Kenyan Siblings and Peers as Educational Stakeholders, Cape Town, South Africa, 22-27 July, 2012
  • Mweru M., Bullying in Kenyan Schools: Causes, Impact and Possible Intervention Strategies, Edmonton, Canada 8-12 July, 2012
  • Mweru, M., Early Childhood Education in Kenya, Oslo, Norway, 17-20 October, 2011
  • Mweru, M., What can Schools Learn from Children about use of Culturally Relevant Methods and Materials? Oxford, United Kingdom, 13-15 September, 2011
  • Mweru, M., Research with Children in Kenya: Methods Used and Challenges Faced, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 22-24 November, 2010
  • Mweru, M., Psychology of Learning for Learners between ages three and eight and Implications on Primary Teacher Education Nairobi, Kenya, 8-9 October, 2009
Publications
  • Kinuthia, F., Kombo, K. & Mweru, M, 2013, Determinants of Preschool Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Teaching, Journal Article published in the African Journal of Teacher Education, 3(1), 1-14, Website: https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/ajote/issue/view/138
  • Mweru, M., 2012, Teachers’ Influence on Children’s Selection and Use of Play Materials in Kenya, Journal Article published in the African Journal of Teacher Education, 2 (2), Website: https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/ajote/issue/view/138
  • Makabira, R., Mweru, M., & Kariuki, A., 2012, Language Activities for Pre Primary 1 (Learners’ book and Teacher’s book), Book published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, ISBN 9966-22-912-4 (Pupil’s book), ISBN 9966-22-920-5 (Teacher’s book)
  • Jakoyo, G., Wanjiru, R. & Mweru, M., 2011, Life Skills Development Activities for Day Care Learners (Pupil’s book and Teacher’s book) Book published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, ISBN 9966-22-860-8 (Pupil’s book), ISBN 9966-22-873-X (Teacher’s book)
  • Wanjiru, R., Mweru, M. & Jakoyo, G., 2011, CRE Activities for Day Care Learners (Pupil’s book and Teacher’s book), Books published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, ISBN 9966-22-853-5 (Pupil’s book), ISBN 9966-22-872-1 (Teacher’s book)
  • Mweru, M., 2011, Sibling Caregiving and the Teaching Roles of Children During Early Childhood Years in Kenya Book chapter published in the book “Handbook of African Theories and Practices: A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum”. Edited by Bame Nsamenang and Therese Tchombe and published by Presses Universitaires d’Afriques, Yaounde, Cameroon. ISBN 978-9956-444-64-2
  • Mweru, M., 2011, Use and Abuse of Massed Practice in Kenyan Primary Schools, Journal article published in the Journal of Educational Research in Africa (JERA), No. 3, 2011 ISSN 2073-6073

Research

  • Mweru, M.2012-2014Bullying in Kenyan Primary SchoolsInternational Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
  • Arasa, J.; Wawire, V.; Wasanga, C.; Mweru, M.; Mugo, J., 2008, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents with Disabilities in Kenya: An Analysis of Policy, Programmes and Needs, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA – Senegal)
  • Mweru, M & Ng’asike, J., 2006, Mechanisms and Priorities in Child Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa Childwatch International Research Network (Norway)
  • Mweru, M., 2005, Changing Lifestyles in an Era of AIDS: Women Migrant Factory Workers in Thika, Kenya. Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA- Ethiopia)
  • Mweru, M., 2005, Children, Music and Identity Development, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, Senegal)

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops attended

  • 2015, 11th African Regional ISSBD (International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development) Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2013, Peer Relations from a Cross Cultural Perspective, Shanghai, China
  • 2012, Advanced Research Training Seminar - Coping with the Strains of Globalization: Culturally Appropriate Methods for Research on Health and Wellbeing, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2012, Cross-cultural Perspectives on Peer Victimization, Edmonton, Canada
  • 2011, Salzburg Global Seminar Session 486 “Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide” held from 6th December to 11th December, 2011, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2011, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting held from 31st March to 2nd April 2011 Montreal, Canada
  • 2010, Salzburg Global Seminar Session 472 “Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide” held from 3rd to 7th October, 2010, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2010, International Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights held at Ghent University and University of Antwerp, Belgium from 5th to 18th September, 2010 Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2010, The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development 21st Biennial Congress held from 18th to 22nd July, 2010, Lusaka, Zambia
  • 2009, The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development 8th Africa Regional Workshop held from 30th November, 2009 to 3rd December, 2009, Kisumu, Kenya
  • 2009, Neuropsychological clinical training at University of Turku’s Edulink project on Education for Children with Learning Disabilities: African-European Co-operation for Promoting Higher Education and Research. Training Programme organised by the University of Turku in Finland and held from 9th to 13th November, 2009, Turku, Finland
  • 2009, New Frontiers in Child and Youth Research, Conference organised by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and held from 25th to 28th August, 2009, Douala, Cameroon

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