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Prof. Agnes Gathumbi

Position:Professor
Director: Centre for International Programs and Collaborations
Department: Educational Communication and Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi – Kenya
Areas of Interest: Curriculum Development; Literacy Development; Research in Education; Educational Media; Educational Materials Development; English Language and Literature in Education; Linguistics.

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Publications

  1. 2017: Gender Differences and School Administrator’s Response to Graffiti Writing in Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-authored). In International Journal of Social Science and Economics Research. Vol. 2, Issue 6. ISSN:2455 - 8834
  2. 2016: Teaching English as a Second Language in Kenya: Verbal Instructional Procedures and Challenges. In Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, Vol. 10 (1) 65-73
  3. 2014: “Instructional Practices and Challenges in Secondary School English Language Teaching: Implications for Development of Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya.” (Co-author) in Researchjournalis Journal of Education Vol. 2 No. 11, ISSN 2347-825. (Online)

  4. 2014: “Improvement of Literacy Standards through Re-engineering Research, Teaching and Evaluation Procedures”. (Co-author) in the African Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 1 No. 1. Society of Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya (SEREK), Nairobi
  5. 2014: “Impact of Teaching and Learning Resources on Performance in History in Kenya” (Co-author) in Journal of Education and Practice, Vol 3. Chicago, USA. ISSN 2222-1735
  6. 2014: “An Analysis of Teaching Methods used in Teaching History in Tigania and Igembe Districts, Kenya. (Co-author) Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 5. Chicago, USA
  7. 2013: Teaching and Learning Grammar (Co-author). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. ISBN 9966-22-958-2
  8. 2013: “Towards Comprehensive Professional Development of Teachers: The case of Kenya. (Co-author) in the International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 5 Issue 1. ISSN 2328-952x
  9. 2013: “Underachievement in Reading and Writing Skills and the Implications for Life-long Learning. In Journal of Education and Practice. International Vol. 4 ,No. 13,ISSN No. 2222-1735.,Institute for Science, Technology & Education. USA
  10. 2012: “Institutionalization of Interventions that Promote Language Teaching in Kenya”. In The Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. 1 No. 2, CD-ROM ISSN: 2156-6266, USA (e-Journal)
  11. 2011: “Regional and Gender Disparities in the Attainment of Desired English Language Competences in Kenya”, in Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 1
  12. 2010: “Perspectives, Practices and Implications of Language in Education Policies in Africa” in Journal of Global Intelligence and Policy. Vol. 3, Issue 2. Intellectbase International Consortium, Tennessee, USA
  13. 2010: “Primary Teacher Education in Jeopardy: Pre-service Teachers’ Under Achievement in Attainment of Desired English Competency Levels” in Review of Higher Education and Self Learning Journal. Vol. 3, Issue 5. Intellectbase International Consortium, Tennessee, USA
  14. 2009: Comprehensive English Literacy Norms 3: The Teachers’ Resource Book, Vol. 1, Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi
  15. 2009: Comprehensive English Literacy Norms 6: The Teachers’ Resource Book Vol. 2 Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi
  16. 2008: Access English. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. Nairobi
  17. 2008: Benchmarks for English Language Education. Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi
  18. 2008: The Step Sisters. Phoenix Publishers
  19. 2007: Two Foolish Bulls. Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi
  20. 2007: Lion, Dog and Cat. Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi
  21. 2006: “Attainment of English Literacy Skills in Kenya: English Language Benchmarks and Criterion-Referenced Testing as the Alternative Solution.” In African Journal of Education Studies, Kenyatta University.
  22. 2005: Principles and Techniques in Language Teaching: A text for teacher educators, teachers and pre-service teachers
  23. 2005: ”Access to Literacy Empowerment Through Systematic Interventions: English Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya” in The Journal of College Teaching, Vol.2, No. 3, Clute Institute for Academic Research, Colorado, USA (Paper got the best award)
  24. 2005: “Free Primary Education, Quality and Teacher’s Dilemma” in The Journal of College Teaching, Vol.2, No. 5, Clute Institute for Academic Research, Colorado, USA
  25. 2003: The New Integrated English Book Series, (four sets each for teachers and students). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Nairobi.
  26. 2002: An Anthology of Narratives from Africa, Pronto Publishers

Research Papers Presented in Local and International Conferences

  1. 2017: Persona Traits of e-Learning Decision Makers and the Rate of e-Learning Adoption at Kenyatta University, Kenya, and University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Co-authored). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Education: Theme: “Teacher Education in a Contemporary Society”. Nairobi, Kenya. 18 – 20 July.
  2. 2017: Pedagogical Techniques that Promote Pleasure Reading in Secondary Schools. A Position Paper (Co-authored). Presented in the International Conference on Education: Theme: “Education in a Contemporary Society”. Nairobi, Kenya. 18 – 20 July.
  3. 2016: Educating the Educator: Addressing Challenges to Teacher Preparation in Kenya. Paper Presented in International Conference on Academic Disciplines. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 31st May – 3rd June
  4. 2016: Kenya’s History, Education and Economy. Paper Presented to International Staff and Students from Ottawa University, Canada. Nairobi, 10th May.
  5. 2016: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Development of Literacy Teachers. A Keynote Paper Presented in the International Conference on Early Years Education as the Basis for Sustainable Development. Aga Khan University, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. 17th to 19th Feb.
  6. 2015: Information Technology Support Staff’s Competency Level in E-learning Implementation: A Comparative Study of Kenyatta University, Kenya and University
    of Cape Coast, Ghana, (Co-author). Paper Presented in the Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research. Adelaide, Australia. 23rd – 24th July

  7. 2015: Gender Difference and School Administrators’ Response to Graffiti Writing in Secondary Schools in Laikipia County, Kenya (Co-author). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education. Nairobi, 14–16 July

  8. 2015: Problematic Areas in the Didactics of Teaching and Learning French as a Foreign Language in Kenya (Co-author). Paper Presented in the International Conference on
    Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education. Nairobi, 14th – 16th July

  9. 2015: Graffiti Writing and its Likely Influence on English Language Learning in Selected Secondary Schools in the Laikipia, County, Kenya, (Co-author). Paper Presented in the
    International Conference on Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education, Nairobi, Kenya. 14th – 16th July

  10. 2014: “Teaching English as a Second Language in Kenya. Instructional Procedures and Challenges”. A Paper Presented in the International Academic and Business
    Research Conference. San Antonio, USA. 27th – 29th March 2014
  11. 2014: “Improvement of Literacy Standards through Re-engineering Research, Teaching and Evaluation Procedures” (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Re-engineering Education for Positive Societal Transformational Research and Innovative Approaches. by the Society for Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya (SEREK). Nairobi, 5th – 7th February 2014
  12. 2013: Information Communication and Technology Support Staff’s Competency Level in e-Learning Implementation: A Comparative Study of University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Kenyatta University, Kenya. (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July 2013
  13. 2013: Verbal Discourse Events in a Bilingual Formal Setting: Instructional Procedures in ESL Classrooms in Kenyan Secondary Schools. A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July 2013
  14. 2013: Utilization of Techno-social Sites in Teaching of English Language Among School Going Adolescents (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July 2013
  15. 2013: Influence of Managerial Personality Attributes on e-Learning Adoption in Two Universities in Kenya and Ghana (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on e-Learning and Education held in Windhoek, Namibia. 29th – 31st May 2013
  16. 2012: Towards Comprehensive Professional Teacher Development: A Case of Kenya. In International Conference on Process Education. Suny, New York, USA. 18th - 20th June.
  17. 2012: Institutionalization of Interventions to Strengthen the Quality of Education in Kenya. In International Conference on Education and Science. Harvard, USA. 27th – 31st May
  18. 2011: An Investigation of Utilization of Teaching Techniques that Enhance Integration of the Four Basic English Language Skills in Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-authored). In International Conference on Educational Innovations. Nairobi, Kenya. 20th – 22nd July.
  19. 2010: Primary Teacher Education in Jeopardy: Pre-service Teachers’ Underachievement in Attainment of Desired English Competency Levels. Houston, USA, 18th -20th April
  20. 2010: Language in Education Policies in Africa: Perspectives, Practices and Implications. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 7th – 10th January
  21. 2009: Regional and Gender Disparities in Acquisition of Literacy among Primary School Pupils in Kenya. University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 10th – 14th August
  22. 2009: International Conference on Innovations in Education. 5th – 7th July, Nairobi
  23. 2006: “ Implications of the Language Policy on Provision of Education: The Kenyan Perspective.” Paper presented in the International Conference on Language Policy and
    Education, May 2006, Nairobi.
  24. 2005: “Disparities in the Attainment of Desired English Literacy Skills”. Paper presented in the first National Reading Conference, January, Kampala - Uganda
  25. 2005: “Reading Underachievement and its Implications in Promoting Life-long Learning”. Paper Presented in the Pan-African Conference on Reading, 8th – 10th August,
    Mbabane, Swaziland
  26. 2004:”Access to Literacy Empowerment Through Systematic Interventions: English Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya” 10th – 12th October, Las Vegas, USA
  27. 2004: “Free Primary Education, Quality and Teacher’s Dilemma”, 10th – 12th October, Las Vegas, USA
  28. 2004: ”Attainment of Literacy Skills in Kenya: English Language Benchmarks and Criterion- Referenced Testing as the Alternative Solutions” Paper presented in the International Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, September, Baraton University, Kenya
  29. 2003: “Disparities in Attainment of Literacy Skills in English Language in Primary Schools in Kenya”. Paper presented in the International Conference of the Association of
    Third Word Studies, September, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  30. 2003: “Empowerment Strategies and Systematic Interventions to Access Literacy”. Paper Presented in the Third Pan-African Reading for all Conference: Literacy Without
    Borders. August, Kampala, Uganda
  31. 2003: “Ensuring Quality Education Through Set Benchmarks in Kenyan Primary Schools.” A Paper Presented in the Regional Seminar on “Quality Education and the Process of Growing Up and Sexual Maturation”, February, Egerton University, Kenya.

International and Local Conferences, and Seminars Attended

  1. 2014: Discussant in the Academic Consortium for the 21st Century (AC21) International Forum. Topic: Internationalization of Education in Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. 13th –16th April

  2. 2014: Stellenbosch International Academic Networks (SIAN) Meeting. Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. 9-12 April

  3. 2013: Workshop on Development of Storybooks and Translation for Literacy Development, by South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). Nairobi, 10th – 11th August 2013
  4. 2013: International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July
  5. 2013: Regional Seminar on Commonwealth of Learning: Open Educational Resources for Open Schools. Nairobi, 6th -7th June 2013
  6. 2013: International Conference on e-Learning. Windhoek, Namibia. 29th -31st May.
  7. 2012: International Conference on Process Education. Suny, New York, USA. 18th - 20th June.
  8. 2012: International Conference on Education and Science. Havard, USA. 27th – 31st May.
  9. 2011: International Conference on Educational Innovations. Nairobi, Kenya. 8th – 10th July.
  10. 2010: Intellectbase International Conference. 18th – 20th April 2010, Houston, TX, USA
  11. 2010: Hawaii International Conference on Education, 7th – 10th January, Hawaii, USA
  12. 2009: International Reading Association Conference: University of Dar-es-Salaam-Tanzania, 10th – 14th August
  13. 2009: International Conference on Education. 8th - 10th July, Nairobi, Kenya.
  14. 2006: International Conference on Language Policies and Education. 5th - 7th May, Nairobi, Kenya.
  15. 2005: The First National Reading Conference, 14th - 16th January, Kampala - Uganda
  16. 2005: The Pan-African Conference on Reading, 8th – 10th August, Mbabane, Swaziland
  17. 2004: International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Las Vegas, USA
  18. 2004: International Black Summit: Theme: Inhibiters of and Triggers for Individual and Societal Development. August, Memphis, USA
  19. 2003: “The Process of Growing Up, Sexual Maturation and English Literacy Norms for Quality Education” A Regional Seminar, February, Egerton University, Kenya
  20. 2003: “East African Book Development Seminar on Promoting the Reading Culture”. March, Kampala, Uganda
  21. 2002: “Development of Literacy Norms for Primary Schools”. A Regional Workshop, December, Harare, Zimbabwe
  22. 2002: “Regional Workshop on the Development of English Literacy Norms”. August, Kampala, Uganda

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