Dr. Mary N. Ndani


Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 2543-01000,Thika.
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CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

Participation in Workshops/Conferences

  • Facilitated in a Kenyatta University- School of Education Workshop on the Competence-based Curriculum on 21st February 2018
  • Attended International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) conference between 4th and 6th November 2015
  • East African Community Early Childhood Development Forum, at Kenyatta University 7-9 October 2008
  • Bright Start Training Workshop, Kenyatta University 14th-18th February 2000.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  • ‘Perspectives on Mother Literacy: a case of Kikuyu Language in Kenya’ Paper presented at the 5th Academic Seminar of the College of Education and Life Long Learning (Kenyatta University, Kenya; 16th-17th November 2017).
  • The relationship between School Learning Environment and Pupils’ performance in Mathematics in Nairobi County, Kenya. A paper presented at the 4th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning (Kenyatta University, Kenya; 5th and 6th October 2017).
  • ‘Re-situating Mother Tongue Literacy: a case of Kikuyu Language in Kenya’. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference (IIC4-2017) in Institutionalization of Higher Education in Sustainable Development (Kyambogo University, Uganda; 1-4th August 2017)
  • ‘Proposal/ Thesis Writing’: Observed Areas that Need Attention- 3rd Early Childhood Departmental Postgraduate Seminar (Kenyatta University; December 2016)
  • ‘Kenya Primary School Teachers’ Preparedness to teach Using Computers: Teachers’ Beliefs and Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Computer Competence and Age’, a paper Presented at the 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning in Kenyatta University, held on 6th and 7th October 2016
  • ‘Challenges faced by teachers in using the storytelling pedagogy in early childhood classrooms’, a paper presented at Kyambogo university International Multi-Disciplinary Conference held between 29th and 31st January 2016.
  • Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education in Kenya: Challenging Neocolonial Practices in Kenya’. 1st School of Education Staff and Graduate Studies Seminar (22nd -23rd September 2015)
  • ‘Relative Contribution of Parents’ Level of Schooling, Role Definition, and Average Household Income to Parent Involvement in Children’s Emergent Reading Development’. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Numeracy and Literacy (ICNL)- Dar-es-Salaam, July 9-10, 2015
  • ‘Ethics and Ethical Consideration in Early Childhood Research’ Paper presented at the 2nd Early Childhood Departmental Postgraduate Seminar (Kenyatta University: 14th August 2015)
  • ‘Conserving Indigenous Languages: Challenging Neocolonial Practices in Education.’ 22nd International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference (Kent-Ohio: 2nd-6th November 2014)

Convening and Coordinating Conferences

  • 2008: Assisted in Organizing the East African Community Early Childhood Development Forum, at Kenyatta University

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Articles in Referenced Journals

  • Wambiri, G.N and Ndani, M.N. (2016): Kenya Primary School Teachers’ preparedness in ICT Teaching: Teacher Beliefs, Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Computer Competence and Age. African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) Vol. 5, No. 1 (2016 Edition).
  • Ndani, M. N. (2015) Parental Involvement and Family Support in Creating Conducive Preschool Physical Environments in Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989(Online) Vol. 5 No.8 August 2015.
  • Wambiri, G.N and Ndani, M.N. (2015): Relative Contribution of Caregivers’ Level of Education, Role Definition and Average Household Income to Caregiver Involvement in Children’s Emergent Reading. Journal of Education and Practice: ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper), ISSN 2222-288X (online), Volume6 No.24, 2015
  • Kimani E.N. and Ndani M. N (2011): Challenges Faced by Teacher Students of Kenyatta University in Accessing Further Education through e-Learning. International Journal for Education, Science & Public Policy in Africa (IJESPA) Blomsburg PA 17815, USA Fall Edition: ISSN 2158-5598: 2158-558X.
  • Ndani M. N. and Kimani E.N. (2010): Factors Influencing Early childhood Development Teachers’ Motivation in Thika District, Kenya. African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) Volume 1 No. 1 pp 34-47: ISSN 1916-7822.
  • Ndani M.N. and Kimani E.N. (2009): Community participation: a factor in preschool teacher motivation and adequacy of the physical learning environment. Unizulu International Journal of Education Volume 1 2009- ISSN: 2078-7545

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Richard N. Arisa, Esther Waithaka and Mary Ndani (2015). Child Emotional Abuse in Pre-Primary Schools in Ekerenyo Zone, Nyamira County, Kenya 2nd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning in Kenyatta University, 18th=20th May 2015
  • Ndani and Wambiri (2016) Kenya Primary School Teachers’ Preparedness to teach Using Computers: Teachers’ Beliefs and Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Computer Competence and Age’, a paper Presented at the 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning in Kenyatta University, Date and venue (In waiting)

BOOKS

  • Child Rights and Child Protection: Longhorn Publication ISBN 978 996 36 448 X (2009).
  • Children in Need of Special Protection: Longhorn Publication ISBN 978 9966 36 442 0 (2009).

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