Dr. Adelheid M. Bwire

adelheid bwire

Title/Qualifications: Dr.
Educational Communication & Technology
Contact Address:
P.O Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi (Official)
Position: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: Teacher Education, English Language and Literature, Research Methods, Literacy, Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Instructional Methods, Language Teacher Mentoring, Teacher Professional Development
Research Interests:
Teacher Professional Education & Development; Literacy and Language Education; Literature, Multi-lingual Resources Development; Language Teacher Mentoring

Conference Presentations

  • Maingi, J & Bwire, A. M. “Re-thinking the approach to technology and student learning in Kenya- examining needs, expectations, attitudes and challenges” Nairobi, Kenya 10th – 12th July 2013
  • Ndayimirije Marie-Immaculee & Bwire, A.M. “Appraisal of the English Language Curriculum for Public Primary Schools in Burundi” Nairobi, Kenya 10th – 12th July 2013
  • Bwire, Adelheid Marie “Providing Practice and Opportunity of Reading for Enjoyment and Learning by Integrating African Children’s Poetry and Stories in Early Literacy Development” Nairobi, Kenya 10th – 12th July 2013
  • Roy-Campbell, Z. M & Bwire, Adelheid Marie, “Challenges of Struggling Adolescent Readers in Kenya and the United States”. San Antonio, Texas April 20th, 2013
  • Bwire, Adelheid Marie “New Perspectives and Re-Thinking the Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum: The Case Of Kenya” Madrid, Spain 19th-22nd Nov, 2012.
  • Bwire, Adelheid. Marie “Still out of school: challenges facing the Child’s education in Samia district” Nairobi, Kenya 20th -22nd July 2011
  • Bwire, Adelheid. Marie “Constraints in Achieving Proficiency in English Listening Comprehension under free secondary education: research findings and implications” Nairobi, Kenya 6th- 8th July 2009
  • Bwire, Adelheid. Marie “The Role of Literacy in Primary school Learners’ Knowledge of Concepts of Growing up and Sexual Maturation - The Case of Kenya” Accra, Ghana 6th- 10th August 2007


  • Adelheid Marie Bwire (PI Prof Agnes Gathumbi & Prof Joanna Masingila) 2011 -2014 Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Preparation ACE/HED), USAID
  • Adelheid Marie Bwire (PI Prof. Agnes Gathumbi) 2004 - 2009 The English Literacy Norms Project:
    • Involved in English Language Tests Development used to assess learners’ literacy levels
    • Administration, Piloting and Test data analysis from sample Primary Schools and Primary Teacher Training Colleges
    • Literacy Teacher Capacity development
    • Report Writing The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Adelheid Marie Bwire (A project of South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) 2012 to date African Story Book Project (A project of South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)) Volunteer
  • Adelheid Marie Bwire 2014 Multi-lingual Story Development for developing literacy in early grades Self
  • Adelheid Marie Bwire 25th-27th June 2007 Facilitated training for primary school teachers on “Developing Reading skills in the Early Primary classes- training programme for Primary School teachers of English”. Nakuru District: Waterbuck Hotel, Nakuru, IRA Developing Country Literacy Project
  • Adelheid Marie Bwire 2008 - 2010 Volunteered in the Primary School Teacher Professional Development project in Kamanzi, Machakos, Kenya. Trained teachers in “Teaching English in Primary school” A Social Development project headed by Prof. Joanna Masingila, Syracuse University, USA



Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:56

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 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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