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Dr. Simon Meru Rukangu

Position: Lecturer
Department:Education Communication &Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844, 00100 Nairobi
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Publications
  • 2003, Contribution of poor teaching of Mathematics to Regional disparities in Africa. In TWS Conference Proceedings Vol 2: A paper presented during a conference at Kenyatta University.
  • 2001, Significance of time in the management of socio-academic activities. In The Eastern Africa Journal of Historical and Social Sciences 3, 1.
  • 2000, Fruit seedlings choked by weeds: a patois for de-schooling effects on school children in Kenya. In The Eastern Africa journal of Historical and Social Sciences Vol. 2 No. 2
  • 2000, Pupils Development of Spatial ability in Mathematics: an issue of learning environment in Secondary Schools in Kenya. PhD Thesis (KU)
  • 1987, The role of assessment in mathematics Curriculum of Kenya (M.Ed. Thesis) Bristol University.
  • 1986, The role of Inspectorate in Educational (Mathematics) services in the Western Province of Kenya. D.E.S Thesis, The Leeds University
  • 1999, Demystifying the learning of Mathematics: A case study of Muthithi Secondary School
  • 1998, Primary School Science in Kenya: an investigation of classroom teaching, done with other science and mathematics Education Specialists.
  • 1998, A sentimental report on the 1998 and Std 8 Pupils' Preparation for the 1998 KCPE: A case study of Kafaru Primary School, Nairobi.
  • 1994, The KU Computopia; What should we prepare for? KU
  • 1992, Study guide for Secondary School Pupils: A case study of Gatunga Secondary School.

Research

  • 2012, Writing research reports on teaching and learning Mathematics at Nkando (Meru Central District); Mukothima Day (Tharaka North District; Turima-Tweru Day (Tharaka South District) secondary schools.
  • 2010 – Date: PHEA 4 Project at KU.
  • 2010, Research on sources of poor performance by students at A.B.C. Nkondi Girls Sec School in Tharaka South District.
  • 2009, Research on teaching and learning of English Mathematics at Mukothima Girls Sec School in Tharaka North District (Review).
  • 2008, Addressing challenges that affect learning and teaching of various subjects for Katheri High School in Meru Central District
  • 2004, On difficulties that face students learning Science and Mathematics at Muthambi Girls Sec. School, in Maara District.
  • 2003, Research on teaching and learning of English Mathematics at Mukothima Girls Sec School in Meru South District.
  • 2001, Research work on the role of the teacher in improving Girls' performance in Mathematics at Nginda Girls' High School (Review)..
  • 2000, Research work on the environment in which teachers teach and pupils learn Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Kenya (Spatial Ability). This was for my Ph.D thesis.
  • 1999, Research Work (Case Study) of Muhtithi Secondary School on how to improve the learning of Mathematics through effective School administration, teaching and students' commitment to work.
  • 1997, Did research on the effects of cost sharing on the utility of health facilities in Bungoma District.
  • 1996, Research in collaboration with Com Tech/IDRC on the learning of Science in Primary Schools in Kenya.

Seminar/Conference Papers

  • 2012- Student’s Guide for Proposal Development at Meru University College of Science and Technology (28/8/2012).
  • 2012 – Towards improving teaching Strategies through Action Research to enhance University students Learn Mathematics for Technological Development in Kenya (July,2012 at Strathmore University).
  • 2012 – Strengthening Pedagogic Strategies to Enhance Meru University College Students Learn Mathematics for Technological Development in Kenya.
  • 2009, Addressing Classroom Communication Difficulties in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics in secondary schools of Kenya. A paper presented during International Conference at Kenyatta University.
  • 2007, Overcoming challenges to achievement of quality KCPE and KCSE Results among Primary and Secondary Schools in Tharaka District of Kenya. (Presented during Education Day on 22/06/07)
  • 2004, Exploring participatory difficulties experienced by students learning Science and Mathematics at Muthambi Girls Secondary School, Meru South District, Kenya.
  • 2003, Factors influencing the teaching and learning of English and mathematics at Mukothima Girls Secondary School, Tharaka District, Kenya.
  • 2002, Contribution of poor teaching of Mathematics to socioeconomic development in Kenya. A paper presented at a National Conference for CODDESSREA at Eldoret, Kenya.
  • 1998, The real SAPS: An issue for communication in Kenya. KU
  • 1999, A diagrammatic summary of the main academic referencing techniques. KU
  • 1994, Theory and Practice of communication in Mathematics. KU
  • 1994, Time and management of academic management. KU
  • 1991, Theory and issue in communication skills for the Learning of Science and Mathematics in Kenyan Universities, Nairobi.
  • 1990, The learning and the teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools of Kenya. Nairobi.

 

 

 



 

 

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