Dr. Gladwell Njeri Wambiri


Title/Qualifications: DR. /PhD(Education), MED(Educational Psychology), B.ED ( Science)
Department/Unit/Section: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O.Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi Kenya
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Education, Early Childhood Studies, Developmental Psychology
Research Interests: Early Literacy, Child Work, Caregiving

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Conference Presentations

  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Informal school-work arrangements: A poor child’s struggle to go to school Addis Ababa/ Ethiopia, Young Lives East African Symposium, 19th t0 21st march 2014
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Teachers’ perspectives on the use of local language for instruction in preschool, Nairobi/Kenya, RECE conference Kenyatta University, 3rd to 7th Nov.2013
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Early childhood care and education in Kenya, Oslo/Norway, Windows to the World, 15th to 19th Oct. 2012
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Home to preschool school transition, Karen-Nairobi/Kenya, ECD capacity building conference June 2012
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Informal school-work arrangements: Making work and school compatible Dakar/ Senegal Chidl & Youth Studies Institute, 20th to 24th September 2010
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri, Caregiver involvement in children’s early reading stimulation: Relative contributions of caregivers’ role definition, level of education and the household income, Mombasa/Kenya, 21st to 23rd July 2010
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri & Barbara G. Koech, Early Childhood Development Capacity building in Kenya Lusaka/ Zambia, ECD capacity building worshop, 15th to 16th July 2010
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri Enhancing caregivers capacity for early literacy simulation, Kampala/ Uganda, 25th to 30th October 2009


  • Gladwell Wambiri, 2014, Caregivers’ role definition and practices in the stimulation of children’s emergent reading development in Ruiru, Kenya Journal of Education and practice, ISSN 2222-1735(Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (online) Volume.5, No.2, 2014
  • Gladwell Wambiri, 2014, ‘Compatibility of Work and school: Informal school work arrangements in Central Kenya’, Places of work in African Childhood, ed. Michael Bourdillon & Georges Mulumbwa. Dakar, Codesria: 167-185
  • Gladwell N. Wambiri & Daniel W. Muthee, 2010, Research Monitoring and evaluation in ECDE programmes, Longhorn Publishers, ISBN 9966 36 438-2
  • Gladwell Wambiri, Judith M. Akinyi & Alice Kairichi, 2009, Alpha English Activities Book 1, Kenya Literature Bureau, ISBN 978-9966-44-835-4
  • Gladwell Wambiri, Judith M. Akinyi & Alice Kairichi, 2009, Alpha English Activities Book 2, Kenya Literature Bureau, ISBN 978-9966-44-836-1
  • Gladwell Wambiri, Judith M. Akinyi & Alice Kairichi, 2009, Alpha English Activities Day care – Teachers Guide, Kenya Literature Bureau ISBN 978-9966-44-813-2

Administrative Positions Held

  • School of Education Examinations Coordinator February 2013 to date
  • Examinations Coordinator- Early childhood Studies Department 1st August 2010 to July 2011 & 2001 - 2004
  • Acting Chairperson, Department of Early Childhood Studies November 2009 to February 2010
  • Member, Editorial Board- African Journal of Education 2006 to 2009
  • Member, Kenyatta University Teaching Practice Board 2007-2011
  • Board Member, Institutional Based Programme (IBP) Board 2008 to date

Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Organization of Social Science research in Southern and Eastern Africa (OSSREA)
  • Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
  • Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • International society for the study of behavioral development (ISSBD)
  • Kenyatta University Child Welfare Association (KUCWA)
  • Kenya Institute of Special Education Editorial Board


Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:28

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Collaborations & Resources

  • Early Childhood Development Network for Kenya (ECDNeK)

  • Africa Early Childhood Network (AfCEN)

  • Early Childhood Professionals Association Kenya (ECPAK)

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