Dr. Maureen Mweru

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Title/Qualifications: PhD (Developmental Psychology – Child Development), M.Ed (Educational Psychology – Child Development), B.Ed (Arts) First Class Honors
Department/Unit/Section: Early Childhood Studies Department Kenyatta University, Kenya.
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Psychology; Child Development
Research Interests: Early Childhood

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Conference Presentations

  • Mweru, M. Music and Young Children in Kenya Ipswich, United Kingdom 18-19 July, 2017

  • Mweru, M. Why Kenyan Academics do not Publish in International Refereed Journals Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 27-28 June, 2016

  • Mweru, M Bullying in Kenyan Primary Schools: Causes, Impact and Possible Intervention Strategies Shanghai, China 8-12 July, 2014

  • Mweru, M The Psychology of Music: Music Preference and Its Influence on Young Children in Kenya Kampala, Uganda 6-8 November, 2013

  • Mweru, M. Kenyan Siblings and Peers as Educational Stakeholders Cape Town, South Africa 22-27 July, 2012

  • Mweru, M. Bullying in Kenyan Schools: Causes, Impact and Possible Intervention Strategies Edmonton, Canada 8-12 July, 2012

  • Mweru, M. Early Childhood Education in Kenya Oslo, Norway 17-20 October, 2011

  • Mweru, M. What can Schools Learn from Children about use of Culturally Relevant Methods and Materials? Oxford, United Kingdom 13-15 September, 2011

  • Mweru, M. Research with Children in Kenya: Methods Used and Challenges Faced Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 22-24 November, 2010

  • Mweru, M. Psychology of Learning for Learners between ages three and eight and Implications on Primary Teacher Education Nairobi, Kenya 8-9 October, 2009

  • Mweru, M. Early Childhood Education in Kenya Limbe, Cameroon 7-8 August, 2009

  • Mweru, M. Sibling Teaching during Sibling Caretaking Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4-6 May, 2009

  • Mweru, M. Early Childhood Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa Livingstone, Zambia 20-22 August, 2008

  • Mweru, M. Overcrowded Classrooms Johannesburg, South Africa 17-20 March, 2008

  • Mweru, M. & Ng’asike, J Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa Stockholm, Sweden 25-26 January, 2007

  • Mweru, M. & Ng’asike, J Mechanisms and Priorities in Child Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dakar, Senegal 21-22 November, 2006

  • Mweru, M. Siblings as Teachers and Socialization Agents Durban, South Africa 23 - 29 July, 2006

  • Mweru, M. Sibling Teaching in the Context of Play Oxford, United Kingdom 14-16 July, 2005

Publications
  • Mweru, M. 2017 Sibling Caregiving and Its’ Implications in Sub-Saharan Africa Book chapter published in the book “Handbook of Applied Developmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa”. Edited by Amina Abuvakar and Fons J. R. van de Vijver and published by Springer, USA. 978-1-4939-7326-2

  • Kinuthia, F., Kombo, K. & Mweru, M. 2013 Determinants of Preschool Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Teaching Journal Article published in the African Journal of Teacher Education, 3(1), 1-14 Website: https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/ajote/issue/view/138

  • Mweru, M. 2012 Teachers’ Influence on Children’s Selection and Use of Play Materials in Kenya Journal Article published in the African Journal of Teacher Education, 2 (2) Website: https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/ajote/issue/view/138

  • Makabira, R., Mweru, M., & Kariuki, A. 2012 Language Activities for Pre Primary 1 (Learners’ book and Teacher’s book) Book published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation ISBN 9966-22-912-4 (Pupil’s book) ISBN 9966-22-920-5 (Teacher’s book)

     

  • Jakoyo, G., Wanjiru, R. & Mweru, M. 2011 Life Skills Development Activities for Day Care Learners (Pupil’s book and Teacher’s book) Book published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation ISBN 9966-22-860-8 (Pupil’s book) ISBN 9966-22-873-X (Teacher’s book)

     

  • Wanjiru, R., Mweru, M. & Jakoyo, G. 2011 CRE Activities for Day Care Learners (Pupil’s book and Teacher’s book) Books published by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation ISBN 9966-22-853-5 (Pupil’s book) ISBN 9966-22-872-1 (Teacher’s book)

     

  • Mweru, M. 2011 Sibling Caregiving and the Teaching Roles of Children During Early Childhood Years in Kenya Book chapter published in the book “Handbook of African Theories and Practices: A Generative Teacher Education Curriculum”. Edited by Bame Nsamenang and Therese Tchombe and published by Presses Universitaires d’Afriques, Yaounde, Cameroon ISBN 978-9956-444-64-2

  • Mweru, M. 2011 Use and Abuse of Massed Practice in Kenyan Primary Schools Journal article published in the Journal of Educational Research in Africa (JERA), No. 3, 2011 ISSN 2073-6073

     

  • Mweru, M. 2010 Why are Kenyan Teachers Still Using Corporal Punishment Eight Years After a Ban on Corporal Punishment? Journal article published in Child Abuse Review, 19, 4, 248-258. DOI: 10.1002/car.1121

  • Mweru, M. 2010 Why Kenyan Academics do not Publish in International Refereed Journals Article published in the World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides, pp 110-111. Paris, France: International Social Science Council/UNESCO ISBN: 978-92-3-104131-0

     

  • Mweru, M., Jakoyo, G. & Gathugu, R. 2010 Outdoor Activities for Day Care Learners Book published by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation ISBN 9966-22-794-6

  • Mweru, M., Jakoyo, G. & Wanjiru, R. 2009 Language Activities for Day Care Learners Book published by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Educational Publishers ISBN 9966-22-735-0

  • Mweru, M., Jakoyo, G. & Wanjiru, R. 2009 Science Activities for Day Care Learners Book published by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Educational Publishers ISBN 9966-22-736-9

  • Mweru, M. & Njuguna, J. 2009 Personality Development Book published by Longhorn Publishers Kenya ISBN 978 9966 36 4404

  • Mweru, M., & Ng’asike, J. 2009 Mechanisms and Priorities in Child Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa Book chapter published in the monograph “Child Research In Africa, The African Child Research Network Initiative Report on the colloquium held on 21 and 22 November 2006, Dakar, Senegal” edited by Shung King, M., September, R., Okatcha, F.M. and Cardoso, C. and produced by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Childwatch International. ISBN 978-2-86978-262-4

     

  • Mweru, M. 2008 Women, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Kenya Journal article published in International Social Work Journal, 51(3), 337-347. DOI: 10.1177/0020872807088080

  • Mweru, M. 2008 Moulding the Child: Parents, Siblings and School pp. 123-130 Book chapter published in the book “Education and Reality: Reflections on Luigi Giussani’s book The Risk of Education” Edited by P. Sanna, J. E. Otiende, E. M. Aseka, J. N. Mburu, M. Kiio and J. Koech. Nairobi: Fondazione AVSI ISBN: 9966-7333-0-2

  • Mweru, M. 2005 Sibling Teaching in the Context of Play. pp. 69-73 Book chapter published in the e-book “Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children”, Volume 32 of At the Interface Series (2005) Edited by Daniel Shepherd, Interdisciplinary Press: Oxford United Kingdom ISBN: 1-904710-X. Website: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/idp/eBooks/creative2index.html

  • Mweru, M.2005Sibling Teaching Among the Agikuyu of KenyaBook published by Tectum VerlagISBN: 3-8288-8810-0

Research

  • Mweru, M.2012-2014 Bullying in Kenyan Primary Schools International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
  • Arasa, J.; Wawire, V.; Wasanga, C.; Mweru, M.; Mugo, J., 2008, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents with Disabilities in Kenya: An Analysis of Policy, Programmes and Needs, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA – Senegal)
  • Mweru, M & Ng’asike, J., 2006, Mechanisms and Priorities in Child Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa Childwatch International Research Network (Norway)
  • Mweru, M., 2005, Changing Lifestyles in an Era of AIDS: Women Migrant Factory Workers in Thika, Kenya. Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA- Ethiopia)
  • Mweru, M., 2005, Children, Music and Identity Development, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, Senegal)

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