Prof. Agnes Gathumbi

Position:Professor
Director: Centre for International Programs and Collaborations
Department: Educational Communication and Technology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi – Kenya
Areas of Interest: Curriculum Development; Literacy Development; Research in Education; Educational Media; Educational Materials Development; English Language and Literature in Education; Linguistics.

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PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017: Gender Differences and School Administrator’s Response to Graffiti Writing in Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-authored). In International Journal of Social Science and Economics Research. Vol. 2, Issue 6. ISSN:2455 - 8834
  • 2016: Teaching English as a Second Language in Kenya: Verbal Instructional Procedures and Challenges. In Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, Vol. 10 (1) 65-73
  • 2015: Graffiti Writing: Its Likely Influence on English Language Learning in Selected Secondary Schools in Laikipia East District, Kenya. (Co-authored) in International Journal of Education Technology. Elixir, 85, 34277-34285
  • 2014: “Instructional Practices and Challenges in Secondary School English Language Teaching: Implications for Development of Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya.” (Co-authored) in Journal of Education (Researchjournalis) Vol. 2 No. 11, ISSN 2347-825. (Online)
  • 2014: “Improvement of Literacy Standards through Re-engineering Research, Teaching and Evaluation Procedures”. (Co-author) in the African Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 1 No. 1. Society of Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya (SEREK), Nairobi
  • 2014: “Impact of Teaching and Learning Resources on Performance in History in Kenya” (Co-authored) in Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 3. Chicago, USA. ISSN 2222 - 1735
  • 2014: “An Analysis of Teaching Methods used in Teaching History in Tigania and Igembe Districts, Kenya. (Co-authored) Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.5. Chicago, USA
  • 2013: Teaching and Learning Grammar (Co-author). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Kenya. ISBN 9966-22-958-2
  • 2013: “Towards Comprehensive Professional Development of Teachers: The case of Kenya. (Co-author) in the International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 5 Issue 1. ISSN 2328-952x
  • 2013: “Underachievement in Reading and Writing Skills and the Implications for Life-long Learning. In Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 4 No. 13. ISSN 2222-1735. International Institute for Science, Technology & Education. USA
  • 2012: “Institutionalization of Interventions that Promote Language Teaching in Kenya”. In Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. 1 No. 2, CD-ROM ISSN: 2156-6266, USA (e-Journal)
  • 2011: “Regional and Gender Disparities in the Attainment of Desired English Language Competences in Kenya”, in Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 1
  • 2010: “Perspectives, Practices and Implications of Language in Education Policies in Africa” in Journal of Global Intelligence and Policy. Vol. 3, Issue 2. e-Journal, Tennessee, USA
  • 2010: “Primary Teacher Education in Jeopardy: Pre-service Teachers’ Under Achievement in Attainment of Desired English Competency Levels” in Review of Higher Education and Self Learning Journal. Vol. 3, Issue 5. ISSN 1940-9494. Intellectbase International Consortium, Tennessee, USA
  • 2009: Comprehensive English Literacy Norms 3: The Teachers’ Resource Book, Vol. 1. (Co-author) Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi
  • 2009: Comprehensive English Literacy Norms 6: The Teachers’ Resource Book Vol. 2. (Co-author). Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi
  • 2008: Access English (Co-author) Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. Nairobi. (ISBN 9966 22 656 7)
  • 2008: Benchmarks for English Language Education (Co-author). Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi. (ISBN 9966 302 5)
  • 2008: The Step Sisters. Phoenix Publishers, Nairobi
  • 2007: Two Foolish Bulls. Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi
  • 2007: Lion, Dog and Cat. Phoenix Publishers. Nairobi (ISBN 9966 47 025 5)
  • 2006: “Attainment of English Literacy Skills in Kenya: English Language Benchmarks and Criterion-Referenced Testing as the Alternative Solution.” In African Journal of Education Studies, Kenyatta University. (ISSN 1815-0470)
  • 2005: Principles and Techniques in Language Teaching: A Text for Teacher Educators, Teachers and Pre-service Teachers. (Co-author) Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Kenya
  • 2005: ”Access to Literacy Empowerment Through Systematic Interventions: English Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya” in The Journal of College Teaching, Vol.2, No. 3, Clute Institute for Academic Research, Colorado, USA. (ISSN 1544-0389)
  • 2005: “Free Primary Education, Quality and Teacher’s Dilemma” in The Journal of College Teaching, Vol.2, No. 5, Clute Institute for Academic Research, USA. (ISSN 1544-0389)
  • 2003: The New Integrated English Book Series, (four sets each for teachers and students). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Nairobi. (Book 1 - ISBN 9966 22 244), (Book 2 – ISBN 9966 22 303 7), (Book 3 – ISBN 9966 22 360 6), (Book 4 – ISBN 9966 22 438 -6)
  • 2001: “Language Policy and Practices in Kenya” in Language Policy and Practices in Kenya and Uganda, Phoenix Publishers. (ISBN 9966 47 170 7)
  • 1992: “Faith Destroyed her Life” and “'Trust Me”, in They've Destroyed the Temple, A Short Stories Anthology. Phoenix Publishers, (ISBN 9966 49 839 7)
  • 1992: The Winner and Other Stories (Co-editor). KLB (a K.C.S.E. Set Book 1998-2000)
  • 1989: “The Hare, the Hyena and the Crow” in The Stranger and Other Stories. Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB 2584 20M 89)
  • 1989: 'The Parking Boy' and 'Farewell', in Tender Memories, An Anthology of Poetry. Oxford University Press
  • 1989: Co-Editor, The Stranger and Other Stories. Kenya Literature Bureau. (KLB 2584 20M 89)
  • 1988: Certificate English: A KCSE Text. Phoenix Publishers. (ISBN 9966 47 181 2)
  • 1987 – 89: Integrated English Series (Co-author). Course Books 1 - 4 for Secondary School Students and Teachers. Ministry of Education.
  • 1987: A Handbook for Teachers of English in Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-author) . Jomo Kenyatta Foundation for Ministry of Education
  • 1985: Early Childhood Syllabus and Teaching Materials (Co-author and Editor), KIE, Kenya
  • 1985: 8-4-4 Secondary English Syllabus (Co-author). Kenya Institute of Education, Kenya
  • 1985: Chameleon's Second Delivery (Co-editor). Kenya Literature Bureau. (KLB 2453 10M 89)
  • 1984: Early Childhood and Care News (Co-editor). KIE, Nairobi 
RESEARCH AND POSITION PAPERS PRESENTED IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FORUMS
  • 2017: Post-Independence Inter- and Intra- State Conflicts in Africa, with Special Reference to the Eastern and Central Africa Region (Co-authored). Paper Presented in the International Summit on “The Dynamics of African Conflicts in the Early 21st Century - Two Steps Further, One Step Back”. Budapest, Hungary. 5th October 2017.
  • 2017: Persona Traits of e-Learning Decision Makers and the Rate of e-Learning Adoption at Kenyatta University, Kenya, and University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Co-authored). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Education: Theme: “Teacher Education in a Contemporary Society”. Nairobi, Kenya. 18 – 20 July.
  • 2017: Pedagogical Techniques that Promote Pleasure Reading in Secondary Schools. A Position Paper (Co-authored). Presented in the International Conference on Education: Theme: “Education in a Contemporary Society”. Nairobi, Kenya. 18 – 20 July.
  • 2016: Educating the Educator: Addressing Challenges to Teacher Preparation in Kenya. Paper Presented in International Conference on Academic Disciplines. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 31st May – 3rd June
  • 2016: Kenya’s History, Education and Economy. Paper Presented to International Staff and Students from Ottawa University, Canada. Nairobi, 10th May.
  • 2016: A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Development of Literacy Teachers. A Keynote Paper Presented in the International Conference on Early Years Education as the Basis for Sustainable Development. Aga Khan University, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. 17th to 19th Feb.
  • 2015: Information Technology Support Staff’s Competency Level in E-learning Implementation: A Comparative Study of Kenyatta University, Kenya and University of Cape Coast, Ghana, (Co-author). Paper Presented in the Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research. Adelaide, Australia. 23rd – 24th July
  • 2015: Gender Difference and School Administrators’ Response to Graffiti Writing in Secondary Schools in Laikipia County, Kenya (Co-author). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education. Nairobi, 14–16 July
  • 2015: Problematic Areas in the Didactics of Teaching and Learning French as a Foreign Language in Kenya (Co-author). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education. Nairobi, 14th – 16th July
  • 2015: Graffiti Writing and its Likely Influence on English Language Learning in Selected Secondary Schools in the Laikipia, County, Kenya, (Co-author). Paper Presented in the International Conference on Building Capacity through Quality Teacher Education, Nairobi, Kenya. 14th – 16th July
  • 2014: “Teaching English as a Second Language in Kenya. Instructional Procedures and Challenges”. A Paper Presented in the International Academic and Business Research Conference. San Antonio, Texas, USA. 27th – 29th March
  • 2014: “Education, Business Environment and Kenya’s Economy”. A Paper Presented in Four Universities: Hanyang, Yonsei, Hoseo and Chungbuk. Seoul, South Korea. 29th -30th April
  • 2014: “Improvement of Literacy Standards through Re-engineering Research, Teaching and Evaluation Procedures” (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Re-engineering Education for Positive Societal Transformational Research and Innovative Approaches. Organised by the Society for Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya (SEREK). Nairobi, 5th – 7th February
  • 2013: English Language Teaching in Bilingual Formal Settings: Instructional Procedures in ESL Classrooms in Kenyan Secondary Schools. A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July
  • 2013: Utilization of Techno-social Sites in Teaching of English Language among School Going Adolescents (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on Technology, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice. Nairobi. 10th – 12th July
  • 2013: Influence of Managerial Personality Attributes on e-Learning Adoption in Two African Universities in Kenya and Ghana (Co-author). A Paper Presented in the International Conference on e-Learning and Education. Windhoek, Namibia. 29th – 31st May.
  • 2012: Towards Comprehensive Professional Teacher Development: A Case of Kenya.In International Conference on Process Education. Suny, New York, USA. 18th - 20th June.
  • 2012: Institutionalization of Interventions to Strengthen the Quality of Education in Kenya. In International Conference on Education and Science. Harvard, USA. 27th – 31st May
  • 2011: An Investigation of Utilization of Teaching Techniques that Enhance Integration of the Four Basic English Language Skills in Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-authored). In International Conference on Educational Innovations. Nairobi, Kenya. 20th – 22nd July.
  • 2010: Primary Teacher Education in Jeopardy: Pre-service Teachers’ Underachievement in Attainment of Desired English Competency Levels. Houston, USA, 18th -20th April
  • 2010: Perspectives, Practices and Implications of Language in Education Policies in Africa. In International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6th – 10th January.
  • 2009: Regional and Gender Disparities in Acquisition of Literacy among Primary School Pupils in Kenya. University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 10th – 14th August
  • 2009: Investigating the Teaching of French Composition Writing in Secondary Schools in Kenya (Co-authored). In International Conference on Education. Nairobi. 7 -10 July
  • 2009: Depth and Breadth of Vocabulary Knowledge and English Language Reading Comprehension among Class Eight Pupils in Meru Central District, Kenya. (Co-authored). In International Conference on Education. Nairobi. 7th - 10th July.
  • 2006: Implications of the Language Policy on Provision of Education: The Kenyan Perspective. Paper Presented in the International Conference on Language Policies and Education, Nairobi. 5th – 7th May
  • 2005: Disparities in the Attainment of Desired English Literacy Skills. Paper Presented in the First National Reading Conference, Kampala, Uganda. 14th – 16th January
  • 2005: Reading Underachievement and its Implications in Promoting Life-long Learning. Paper Presented in the Pan-African Conference on Reading, Mbabane, Swaziland. 8th – 10th August
  • 2004: Access to Literacy Empowerment through Systematic Interventions: English Literacy Benchmarks in Kenya. Paper Presented in the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Las Vegas, USA. 10th – 12th October
  • 2004: Free Primary Education, Quality and Teacher’s Dilemma. Paper Presented in the International Conference on College Teaching and learning. 10th –12th October, Las Vegas, USA
  • 2004: Attainment of Literacy Skills in Kenya: English Language Benchmarks and Criterion-Referenced Testing as the Alternative Solutions. Paper Presented in the International Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, Baraton University, Kenya. 5th – 7th September.
  • 2003: Disparities in Attainment of Literacy Skills in English Language in Primary Schools in Kenya. Paper Presented in the International Conference of the Association of Third Word Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya. September
  • 2003: Empowerment Strategies and Systematic Interventions to Access Literacy. Paper Presented in the Third Pan-African Reading for all Conference: Literacy without Borders. August, Kampala, Uganda
  • 2003: Ensuring Quality Education through Set Benchmarks in Kenyan Primary Schools. A Paper Presented in the Regional Seminar on “Quality Education and the Process of Growing Up and Sexual Maturation”, Egerton University, Kenya. 11th–13th February,
  • 2002: Development of Criterion-Referenced Tests for Primary Schools in Kenya”. A Paper Presented in the International Workshop on Development of Standardized Tests. Harare, Zimbabwe. 16th -18th December,
  • 2002: Stakeholders’ Views on Quality Education. A Seminar Paper Presented to the Ministry of Education Policy Officials, Nairobi, Kenya. 5th February,
  • 2002: Educational Measurement, Tests and Evaluation. A Paper Presented at Kenyatta University Open Learning Seminar, Blue Post Hotel, Thika, Kenya. 9th January,
  • 1999: An Overview of Training of Language Teachers for Secondary Schools in Kenya. A Paper Presented in a Workshop held at Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Nairobi. 8th April
  • 1998: Instructional Procedures: A Multidimensional Model for Classifying Classroom Questions. A Paper Presented in the Linguistic Circle Seminar, English Dept. Kenyatta University, Kenya. 20th May
  • 1994: English Language Development in Kenya. A Paper Presented at Reading University Postgraduate Seminar, Reading, United Kingdom. 4th March
  • 1991: Simulation for Transactional Competence. A Paper Presented in the Regional Language and Literature Conference. The British Council, Nairobi, Kenya. 8th April,

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