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Dr. Mary N. Ndani


Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 2543-01000,Thika.
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Area of Specialization

  • Child Rights And Child Welfare; Family & Parenting; Community Education And Mobilization;
  • Foods And Nutrition;
  • Community Health Education And Practices.

Research Interests

  • Family And Community Issues
  • Child Rights
  • Child Protection,
  • Nutrition
  • Children’s Education

Conferences Presentations

  • ‘Challenges Faced by Teachers in using the Storytelling Pedagogy in Early Childhood classrooms’ a paper presented at the Kyambogo International Multi-Disciplinary Conference held on 29th- January 31st 2016 at Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.

  • ‘Relative Contributions of Parents’ Level of Schooling, Role Definition and Average Household Income to Children’s Emergent Reading Development’ paper presented at the International Conference on Numeracy and Literacy (ICNL) held on 9-10th July, 2015 at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

     

  • ‘Conserving Indigenous Languages: Challenging Neocolonial Practices in Education’ a paper presented at the 22nd International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference held on 2nd-6th November, 2014 at Kent University, Ohio.

     

  • Life-Work Balance and the “Mtu”-“Kitu” Evolution, a paper presented at the Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) Conference on Restoring Families as the Pillar of Development in Africa, held on 13th -14th May 2014 at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

     

  •  ‘Family Involvement in Schooling: A Case of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in Thika district, Kenya’, a paper presented at the Pan-African International Family Strength Conference held on July 20th-24th 2010 at the Mombasa Campus of Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Research And Publications

  • Mary Ndani (2015): Parental Involvement and Family Support in Creating Conducive Preschool Physical Environments in Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol.5 No.8 August 2015

  • Gladwell Wambiri and Mary Ndani (2015): Relative Contributions of Caregivers’ Level of Education, Role Definition and Average Household Income to Caregiver Involvement in Children’s Emergent Reading. Journal of Education and Practice. Volume 6, No. 24, 2015: ISSN 222-1735(paper) ; ISSN 2222-288X(Online)

  • Elishiba Kimani and Mary Ndani (2011): Challenges Faced by Teacher Students of Kenyatta University in Accessing Further Education through e-Learning: Paper published with in the Global Education, Science, Technology and Public Policy Initiatives for Sustainable Development in Africa. Volume 1: 2011 Fall Edition, ISSN 2158-5598: 2158-558X.

  • Mary Ndani and Elishiba Kimani (2010) Factors Influencing Early childhood Development Teachers’ Motivation in Thika District, Kenya. Paper published with Dr E.N. Kimani African in the Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) Vol. 1 No. 1, October 2010 ISSN: 1916-7822.

  • Mary Ndani and Elishiba Kimani (2009) Community participation: a factor in preschool teacher motivation and adequacy of the physical learning environment. Paper published with Dr E.N. Kimani in the Inizulu International Journal of Education Volume 1 2009- ISSN: 2078-7545

Books

  • 2012: Ndani Gitau, Mary, Community Participation in Preschool Microsystems, published by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG. e-Book, ISBN 978-3-8484-4091-7.

  • 2009: Mary Ndani, Child Rights and Child Protection, published by Longhorn Publication ISBN 978 996 36 448 X.

  • 2009: Mary Ndani and Margaret Murugami, Children in Need of Special Protection, published by Longhorn Publication ISBN 978 9966 36 442 0.

 

 

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