Dr. Gladwell Njeri Wambiri

 GLADWELL-WAMBIRI-June-2014

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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Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Kenya primary school teachers’ preparation in ict teaching: teacher beliefs, attitudes, self-efficacy, computer competence, and age. Vol 5, No 1, 2016: African Journal of Teacher Education. 2016 Edition Part I: Teacher Professional Development and Practices.
  • Relative Contributions of Caregivers’ Level of Education, Role Definition and Average Household Income to caregiver Involvement in Children’s Emergent Reading. In Journal of Education and Practice. Vol.6, No.24, 2015. 108-115.
  • Caregivers’ years of schooling and their behaviours and strategies with children around print materials. In International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies Vol. 2, No.5, 2015,35-42
  • Caregivers’ Role definition and practices in the stimulation of children’s emergent reading development in Ruiru, Kenya. In Journal of Education and practice Vol.5, No.2, 2014, 23-31 ISSN2222-1735

Books

  • Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in ECDE programmes (2010) Longhorn Publishers. Co-authored by Gladwell Wambiri & Daniel Muthee. ISBN 9966 36 438 2.
  • Alpha English Language Activity Book for Pre-primary 1 learners. Authored by Gladwell Wambiri, Alice Kairichi & Mercy Akinyi. Kenya Literature Bureau.
  • Alpha English Language Activity Book for Pre-primary 1 learners. Authored by Gladwell Wambiri, Alice Kairichi & Mercy Akinyi. Kenya Literature Bureau.

Chapters in Books

  • Children’s Work and Labour in East Africa: Social Context and Implications for Policy. Edited by Alula Pankhurst, Michael Bourdillon & Gina Crivello (2015). OSSREA, AdisAbaba.
  • Compatibility of work and school: Informal school-work arrangements in Central Kenya. In The place of work in FRICAN Childhoods. Edited by Micahel Bourdillon & George M. Mutambwa(2014) . CODESRIA book series.

Conference Presentations

  • “Kenya Primary School Teachers’ Preparedness to Teach Young Children Using Computers: Teachers’ Beliefs and Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Age and Computer Competence” Presented at the 3rd International annual conference on education and Lifelong Learning’ held October 6-7 2016 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • “Relative Contributions of Caregivers’ Level of Education, Role Definition and Average Household Income to caregiver Involvement in Children’s Emergent Reading.” July 9-10 2015 at International Conference on Literacy and Numeracy at University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

  • “Conserving indigenous languages: Challenging neo-colonial practices in early schooling” paper co-authored and presented by Gladwell Wambiri & Mary Ndani at the 22nd RECE International Conference held from 2nd to 5th November 2014 at Kent State University, Ohio, USA.

  • “Compatibility of work and school: Informal school work arrangements in Central Kenya: paper presented at the East African Symposium on child work/labour” March 20-21 2014 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • “Language Of Instruction Practices in Reference to Mother Tongue Policy Implementation in Lower Primary School Classes; A Case of Nyeri County, Kenya” Co-authored by Wanjohi Githinji, Gladwell Wambiri & Rachel Kamau-Kang’ethe Paper presented at the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century held from 6th to 8th August 2014, Kenyatta University at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • “Teachers’ perspectives on the use of Mother tongue as a language of instruction in preschools in Kenya.” Paper presented at the international conference on Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education (RECE) held on 3rd to 7th November 2013 held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • “Home environment factors impacting on early family support for children’s reading development in Kenya”. Paper presented at the Pan-African Reading for all Conference held from 11th to 14th July 2011 at Gaborone, Botswana.

Workshops and Conferences Attended

  • January –November 2017: Participated in developing Competence based Curriculum for Early Years Education (EYE) with The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

  • Participated in workshop on Integrating Social and Financial literacy in ECD Curriculum at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) held from 31st August to 9th September 2015.

  • Participated in workshop to Edit Teachers’ Guides for the ECD Progress Assessment Records at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) held from 19th to 23rd January 2015.

  • Participated in a training workshop on Ethical & Responsible conduct of research from 15th to 16th September 2014 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre.

  • Participated in The East African Regional Symposium on Child work/ labour from 20th to 21st March 2014 at Harmony Hotel, Adis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Participated in a Writing Workshop to Develop ECD Developmental Assessment Tools at the Kenya Institute of Education held from 13th to 25th October 2013.

  • Participated in a Refresher Training on PhD research methodology in social sciences and humanities from 19th to 30th August 2013 at Sunstar Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Participated in the Regional Early Childhood Development and Institutional Capacity Building workshop from 14th to 23rd July at Lusaka, Zambia.

  • Participated in the Child and Youth Studies Institute in Dakar, Senegal from 6th to 24th September 2010.

  • Participated in the CODESRIA Annual Writing Workshop from 12th to 16th October 2009 at Makerere University, Uganda.

  • Participated in a workshop to moderate ECD workbooks for Kenya Literature Bureau form 26th November to 5th December 2009 at Stem Hotel, Nakuru.

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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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