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Prof. Daniel Namusonge Sifuna

NAME: Daniel Namusonge Sifuna
TITLE/QUALIFICATION:
Doctor of Philosophy
DEPARTMENT:
Educational Foundations
SCHOOL:
Education
CONTACT ADDRESS:
P. O. Box 64991 0620 Mobil Plaza, Nairobi, Kenya
POSITION:
Professor
AREA OF SPECIALISATION:
History of Education & Comparative Education
RESEARCH INTEREST:
Education
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Research
  • Ongoing-With Professor. Ibrahim O. Oanda: Undertaking a three year British Council Funded Study on „Universities, Employability and Inclusive Development‟.

  •  2011-2012: National Sector Skills Survey in the Private Sector, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Republic of Rwanda,

  •  2011: May- September, Scoping Study on the Provision of Quality Education and Governance Accountability Issues in Kwale County and Kinango District, Coast Province, Canadian International Development (CIDA). 7 |

  •  2010-2011: 2011:With Neil Butcher, Evaluation Commission for Institutional University Cooperation programme of the Belgium Development Cooperation(VLIR-Moi University Programme, VLIR OUS )Brussels, Belgium,

  •  2010: October/November,: Team member for Evaluation of the Primary School Infrastructure Project. DFID/Ministry of Education,

  •  2008- 2011: Project Leader for Baseline Survey, Case Studies and Longitudinal Studies in Stop Violence Against Girls Project in Wenje Division, Tana River District, jointly with Action Aid UK and Kenya, OWN & Associates, Centre for Research and Development and Girl Child Network, funded by the Big Lottery Fund (UK),.

  •  2008.: July to August, IATT Case Study Review HIV and AIDS Partner Efforts in Coordination Harmonization in Uganda, UNESCO Paris and UNESCO Regional Office,

  •  2008: April to September, Baseline Survey of ECCE in Kenya and Preparation of Strategic Plan, UNICEF Kenya and Ministry of Education.

  •  2007: November-December,.Final Evaluation of the Sudan Basic Education Programme. US Agency for International Development (USAID).

  •  2007: May-July, A Review of Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Policies in Kenya. Centre for the British Teacher (CFbT).

  •  2007: May Development of Teaching and Learning for Forestry Training Institutions in Eastern and Central Africa sponsored by ICRAF.

  •  2007: March-April,. Final Evaluation of HIV and AIDS Education Project in Primary and Teacher Education in Kenya, Kenya National Union of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers.

  •  2006: October-November,.Final Evaluation of TusomeVitabu Project in Tanzania. Care International- Tanzania,

  •  2006.: April-June, Child Labour Policy Review-Kenya, Academy for Educational Development (AED), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), World Vision (WV) and Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development (MLHD).

  •  2006: February-April,.Floods Mitigation and Community Driven Projects in Western Kenya, Appropriate Development Consultants Limited.
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  •  2005: August-November,.An Evaluation of AMREF School Health Programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.

  •  2005: November,. An Evaluation of Dupoto-e-Maa Programmes in Kajiado District..

  •  2005: January,. Strengthening the Civil Society Input into Education for All-Mid-Term Review, Commonwealth Education Fund.

  •  2005: January- February.Turkana Pastoral Development Programme, Turkana District, Education for All, Strategic Planning Workshop Facilitation and Workshop Report.

  •  2004-2005: Assessing the Impact of the School-Based Teacher Development (SbTD) and Strengthening Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education (SMASSE) in Kenya, JICA and Hiroshima University.

  •  2004: October- December, Consultancy Services for Socio-Economic Baseline Study for the Proposed Roads 2000 Programme in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Embassy of Sweden/SIDA and Ministry of Roads & Public Works.

  •  2004.: June- September Monitoring of the Free Primary Education Programme and Establishing the Unit Cost of Primary Education in Kenya, ElimuYetu Coalition/Action Aid-Kenya.

  •  2004: April-November, A Review of the Education System in Kenya and its Implications on the Time Bound Programme (TBP) on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) including OVCs, International Labour Office (ILO).

  •  2004: March-April, The Impact of the Free Primary Education Programme and Gender Participation in Primary Education in Kenya, Girl Child Network.

  •  2003: October-November, The Pastoralist Communities and Free Primary Education in Kenya: A Preliminary Survey, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Arid Lands Resource Management Project and Action Aid-Kenya.

  •  2001-2003: Monitoring and Evaluation of the School Based Teacher Development (SbTD) SPRED 3 Project, DFID, Nairobi, Kenya.

  •  2001: January –December, Coping with HIV/AIDS and Education: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania, Commonwealth Secretariat.

  •  2001-2003: Text Book Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DFID Textbook Support to Primary Schools in Kenya PricewaterhouseCoopers Kenya.

  •  2001- 2003:.Monitoring and Evaluation of the School Based Teacher Development (SbTD)
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    SPRED 3 Project, DFID, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 2001-2003: Text Book Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DFID Textbook Support to Primary Schools in Kenya PricewaterhouseCoopers Kenya.

  •  2003: April- September, Social Sector (Education) Review of the Republic of Uganda, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  •  2000-2001: HIVAIDS in Africa and Some Prevention Strategies. Member of Research Team UNESCO Regional Office.

  •  2001: June-July,. A Review of Basic Education Policies and Practices in Kenya, CARE International Kenya.

  •  2001: February-July, The Impact of HIV/AIDS and Teacher and Teacher Mortality in Africa: A Review for AVU, Kenyatta University.

  •  2001- 2002: Reproductive Health Delivery Systems in Kenya, Futures International.

  •  2001: August-September, Budget Tracking in Primary Schools in Kenya: A Case Study of Mwingi and Narok Districts, Action Aid-Kenya.

  •  2001: November- December, Mid Term Evaluation of the Merille Pastoralist Youth Training Centre (MPYTC), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) Nairobi, Kenya.

  •  2001: August-September,:Budget Tracking in Primary Schools in Kenya: A Case Study of Mwingi and Narok Districts, Action Aid-Kenya.

  •  2001: June-July, A Review of Basic Education Policies and Practices in Kenya, CARE International Kenya.

  •  2000: February - April, Evaluation of the Government of Kenya/Dutch Government Project for Support to Textbook Provision in Kenyan Primary Schools. Ministry of Education/Royal Netherlands Embassy, Nairobi.

  •  2000: March, Research Methods for Action Research Training Course for FAWE Kenya Chapter.


Publications
  • 2015: With M. Nishimura and K. Ogawa, UPE in Sub-Saharan Africa: Research Context. In K. Ogawa and M. Nishimura (Eds.) Comparative Analysis of Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, Institute for International Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Boston: Sense Publishers, USA

  •  2015: With N. Sawamura, UPE Policy Assessment in Kenya. In K. Ogawa and M. Nishimura (Eds.) Comparative Analysis of Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, Institute for International Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Boston: Sense Publishers, USA

  • 2015: With N. Sawamura, K. Shimada and F. L Malenya, UPE Policy and Quality of Education in Kenya. In K. Ogawa and M. Nishimura (Eds.) Comparative Analysis of Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, Institute for International Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Boston: Sense Publishers, USA.

  • 2014: Growth, Expansion and Gaps in Primary Education. In O. Abagi and I. O. Ogachi (Eds.). Fifty Years of Education Development in Kenya: Mapping out the Gains, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Nairobi: The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.
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  •  2014: Teacher Education and the Teaching Profession in Kenya since Independence. In O. Abagi and I. O. Ogachi (Eds.). Fifty Years of Education Development in Kenya: Mapping out the Gains, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Nairobi: The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.

  • 2014: Technical and Vocational Education (TVET). In O. Abagi and I. O. Ogachi (Eds.). Fifty Years of Education Development in Kenya: Mapping out the Gains, Challenges and Prospects for the Future. Nairobi: The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. 

  • 2014: With Ibrahim O. Oanda. Historical and Contemporary Trends in the Development of Education in Kenya: Government Policy, Gender and Regional Dimensions. Nairobi: The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

  • 2012: “Leadership in Kenyan Public Universities and the Challenges of Autonomy and Academic Freedom: An Overview of Trends since Independence”. CODESRIA, Journal for Higher education in Africa;Vol. 10, No.1, pp.121–137.

  •  2012.: “Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical but Neglected Sector in Education.” Papers in Education and Development, Journal of the School of Education, University of Dar es Salaam,No. 31.

  • 2011: “The Role of Distance Teacher Education in Increasing the Supply of Primary School Teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of International Cooperation in Education,Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 205-220.

  •  2010: “Some Reflections on the Expansion and Quality of Higher Education in Public Universities.”Research in Post Compulsory Education,Vol. 15 No. 4.

  •  2010: With Nobuhide Sawamura. Challenges of Quality Education in Sub-Saharan African Countries. New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  •  2009: Nishimura, M; Keiichi, O,; Sifuna, D.; Chimombo, J.; Kunje, D.; Ampiah, J; Byamugisha, A.; Sawamura, N.; and Yamada, S.; “A Comparative Analysis of Universal Primary Education in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.” Journal of International Cooperation in Education,Vol. 12 No. 1.

  •  2008: Sawamura, N. and Sifuna, D. N. “Universalizing Primary Education in Kenya: Is it Beneficial and Sustainable.” Journal of International Cooperation in Education, Vol. 11 No. 3.

  •  2008: “Achieving Universal Primary Education: A Review of Free Primary Education Interventions in Kenya.” In Jasmine E. Larkey and Viola Maynhard, (Eds.) Innovation in Education.New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2008.

  • 2008: With Ibrahim O. Oanda. “Education: Anglophone Eastern and Central Africa”. In J. Middleton and J. C. Miller (Eds.) New Encyclopedia of Africa. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning.

  • 2007: “The Challenge of Increasing Access and Improving Quality: An Analysis of Universal Primary Education (UPE) Interventions in Kenya and Tanzania since the 1970s.” International Review of Education,Vol. 53, Nos. 5-6.

  • 2007: With J. G. Kaime and N. Sawamura. “The Effect of In-service Education and Training (INSET) Programmes in Mathematics and Science on Classroom Interaction: A 16 Case Study of Primary and Secondary Schools in Kenya.” Africa Education Review Vol. 4 No. 1.

  • 2006: “A Review of Major Obstacles to Women‟s Participation in Higher Education in Kenya.” Research in Post-Compulsory Education, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.85-105.

  •  2006: With Fatuma N. Chege and Ibrahim O. Oanda (Eds.) Themes in the Study of the Foundations of Education. Nairobi: The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation,

  •  2006: With Fatuma N. Chege. Girls’ Women’s Education in Kenya; Gender Perspectives and Trends, Nairobi: UNESCO

  •  2005:“The Challenges of Achieving Education for All in the Sub-Saharan African Countries.” In N. Sawamura, (Ed.) Educational Reforms and International Development Cooperation in African Countries. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), (Project Number: 14401005), Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, University of Hiroshima, March, pp. 162-176.

  •  2004: With OkwachAbagi. “The Role of University Education in Poverty Alleviation- The Experience from Kenya: Myth or Reality?” In J. Galabawa and A. Narman, (Eds.)Education, Poverty and Inequality. Dar es Salaam: BERRIPA Project, Faculty of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, pp. 320-346.

 

Conference Presentations

  • 2011: With N Sawamura. “Challenges of Quality Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.” African-Japan Education Dialogue, Accra, Ghana 14-18 June.

  • 2009: “Concept and Function of Quality Education.” Japan Education Forum, February.

  •  2009: “The Challenge of Education for Nationhood, Patriotism and Development in Kenya.” National Conference on the “Kenya We Want.” Kenyatta International Conference Centre, 4-6th February.

  •  2008: “Universal Primary Education (UPE): The Experience of Free Primary Education. Workshop on A Comparative Analysis of Universal Primary Education Policy and Administrative and Financial Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan. March.
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  •  2005: “Impact of the School-based Teacher Development (SbTD) and Strengthening Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education (SMASSE) In-Service Education and Training Programmes on Classroom Interaction in Primary and Secondary Schools in Kenya.” International Workshop on SMASSE, Nairobi, Kenya, 1-5 December.

  •  2003: “Indigenous Knowledge and Education: The Challenge for Curriculum Relevance in Primary Education in Africa.” Workshop on Local and Indigenous Knowledge, Nairobi Kenya, 1-4 September.

  •  2001: “African Education in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge for Change.” Seminar Paper, Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE). 15th March,

  •  2000: “Partnership in Educational Assistance to African Countries: Rhetoric or Reality.” Seminar Paper, Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE). 21st December.

  •  1999: “Education and Employment in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region: An Appraisal, What Works in Development?” Planning Meeting 2-6 February 1999, Organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

  •  1999: “Efficiency, Effectiveness and Sustainability of Early Childhood Care and Development Programme.” A Symposium on Alternative/Complimentary Approaches in Early Childhood Care and Development 15-19 February.

  •  1998: Discussant to Dr.Okwach Abagi's Paper Education for the Next Millennium A Democratization of Imperatives, Strategy Development Paths for Kenya in the 21st Century Annual Conference of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 15-16 April.

  •  1997: “The Governance of Kenyan Public Universities, Regional Dissemination Workshop on Access, Equity and Efficiency in Kenyan Public Universities.” Jadini Beach Hotel Mombasa, 28-31 May. A Project Funded by the Ford Foundation Through Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

  •  1996: “Education in Kenya.” An International Dialogue on the Future of Higher Education, Hosted by New York University and the Ford Foundation, November 10-13, Florence, Italy.

  •  1995: “Some Reflections on the Quality of Teacher Education in less Industrialised Countries.” Botswana Symposium, Gaborone, Botswana, 17-24 August.

  •  1994: “Dissemination of Education Research in Eastern and Southern Africa.” Donors to African Education Conference, Dakar, Senegal. May 15-20.
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  •  1994: “Trends in Supply and Demand of Teachers in Kenya.” Third Teacher Education Conference 5-9 December, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

  •  1994: “The Dilemma of Secondary School Curriculum Diversification: The Case of English Speaking Countries.” Pan-African Colloquium: Educational Innovation in Post- Colonial Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa 12-15 December.

  •  1993: “Follow-up to the World Congress on Education for All Recommendations: A Case Study of Kenya.” International Conference towards Education for All, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. 19-23 September.

  •  1993: “The Future of Secondary and Vocational Education in Kenya: Issues in Quality and the Curriculum.” Southern African Conference on the Restructuring of Education. Human Resource Council, Pretoria, South Africa. 27-30 September.

  •  1993: Participant in the Workshop on IDRC Supported Training Schemes. Harare, Zimbabwe, 22-26 November.

  •  1993: “Research in Educational Innovations in Kenya.” National Institute for the Development of Education, Maputo, Mozambique, 17-22, January.

  •  1993: “The Future of Secondary and Vocational Education in Kenya.” Seminar Organized by the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Section, on Sectoral Studies Focusing on Kenya's Future Policy Reforms. Aberdare Country Club, Nyeri, 12-15 May.

  •  1992: “The Quality of Primary Schools and Pupil's Achievement in Kenya: A Case Study of Rural Districts.” Paper presented at workshop on Educational Research on Primary Textbooks and the Conditions for Teaching in Primary Education: Mozambican Institute for Educational Development and Stockholm Institute of Education, Maputo Mozambique, April 28-30.



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