2nd AFRICE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

2nd AFRICE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DATE: 18TH & 19TH JUNE 2015

DAY 1

18TH JUNE 2015

Time

Activity

Facilitator/Resource Person

8.00-9.00am

9.00–9.05am

9.05 – 9.20 am

9.20 - 11.00 am

10.15-11.00am

Arrival and Registration

Opening Prayer

University Choir

Opening Ceremony addressed by:

-Introduction of participants

-Chairman -Dept. of Educational Foundations

-Dean- School of Education

-Deputy Principal-(CEES)

-President (AFRICE)

-Principal (CEES)

-Vice Chancellor (UoN) -Chief Guest

Plenary session-Guest Speaker :Treasurer WCCES

- Group Photo session

Secretariat in Charge- Susan Mwaura

University Chaplain- Rev Mawiyo

Choir Director-University of Nairobi

Conference Coordinator-Dr Daniel K. Gakunga

Dr Lewis Ngesu

Prof. Winston Akala

Prof. Horace .Ochanda

Dr Willbroad Dze Ngwa

Prof. Isaac Jumba

Prof.Philip Mbithi

Prof. Heidi Biseth- Norway

Paper Title: “Comparative Reflections Beyond the 2015 MDGs - Educating for Democracy in a Multicultural Environment"

Cyrus Gitonga

11am-11.30am

Health Break

Catering

11.30-1.00pm

Paper Presentation Session One

Conference Coordinator/ Session chairs

1.00-2.00pm

Lunch Break

Catering

2.00-3.30pm

Paper Presentation Session Two

Conference Coordinator/ Session chairs

3.30-4.00pm

Health Break

Catering

4.00-5.30pm

Paper Presentation Session Three

Conference Coordinator/ Session chairs

DAY 2

19th June 2015

8.00-9.00 am

Arrival and Registration

Secretariat in Charge- Susan Mwaura

9.00-9.30am

Plenary Session-Guest Speaker

Prof. Ali Abdi- University of British Columbia

Paper Title: Reconstructing Educational policy in Africa: Beyond the MDGs.

9.30-11.00am

Paper presentation session Four

Conference Coordinator/ Session chairs

11.00-11.30 am

Health Break

Catering

11.30-1.00pm

Paper Presentation Session Five

Conference Coordinator/ Session chairs

1.00-2.00pm

Lunch Break

Catering

2.00-3.00pm

Recap and Way Forward Session

AFRICE President Elect-Dr Daniel K. Gakunga

3.00-4.00pm

4.00-4.05pm

4.05-4.30pm

Closing Ceremony Addressed by:

-Chairman- Dept. of Educational Foundations

-Dean -School of Education

-AFRICE President

-Deputy Principal(CEES)

-Principal(CEES)

-DVC-Research, Planning and Extension-UoN

-Vote of Thanks

-Group Photo session

-Health Break and Departure

Dr Lewis Ngesu

Prof. Winston Akala

Dr Willbroad Dze Ngwa

Prof. H.Ochanda

Prof. Isaac Jumba

Prof. Lucy Irungu

Dr. Andrew Riechi

Cyrus Gitonga

Catering

PAPER PRESENTATION SESSIONS

VENUE

SUB THEME

PAPER TITLE & PRESENTER

DAY 1

JUNE 18,2015

SESSION ONE

11.30-1.00pm

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM1

Chair person: Dr Grace Nyaga

Education Administration

  1. Perceptions of Quality Assurance and Standards Offices towards the appropriateness of the Kenya Education Management Institute Capacity building courses- Job Mosoti Momanyi,-University of Nairobi
  2. Guidance and counseling in schools in Kenya: Principals’ use of counseling skills- Geoffrey Wango-University of Nairobi
  3. Principals’ Perceptions towards collaborative decision making as an alternative disciplinary method in Kenya- Janet Kavula Mulwa- Teachers Service commission-Kenya
  4. Development of education system in Kenya: The influence of the political factor beyond 2015 MDGs.- Caleb Mackatiani, Daniel Gakunga, Mercy Imbovah, Navin Imbova- University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM2

Chair person: Dr Rosemary Imonje

Inclusive Education I

  1. Implementation of Inclusive Education Policy with special reference to South Africa and India—A Comparative perspective- Renu Nanda- University of University of Jammu, India
  2. Protective Role of Female Teachers’ on Refugee Girls in Secondary Schools in Dadaab and Kakuma Camps, Kenya- Caroline W. Ndirangu-University of Nairobi
  3. What exactly are we Teaching in Physical Education- The Case of the Syllabus for the Learners with Intellectual Disability in Kenya- Munayi Simon-University of Nairobi
  4. Mitigating violence against children with disabilities in pre-schools in Nairobi county, Kenya: Approaches for mainstreaming, interventions, policies and strategies-Paul Odundo & Ganira K. Lilian- University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM3

Chair person: Nabiswa M.Wasike

Educational Implementation

  1. Redefining the Role of History of education in teacher preparation and professionalism in Africa in the 21st century: A Kenyan perspective- Agnes Njoki Mugo-University of Nairobi
  2. Implementing Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions in Kenya: A Case Study of Kisii County- Andrew R. O. Riechi-University of Nairobi
  3. Sustainability of the Implementation of the Preschool Physical Education Curriculum in Nairobi and Nyeri Counties- Jane C. Gatumu, Ruth M. Kahiga , Jacob Nteere -University of Nairobi
  4. The influence of availability of the teaching and learning resources on the implementation of adult literacy in Bungoma South Sub county, Kenya- Juliana M Mutoro-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM4

Chair person: Dr Lewis Ngesu

Educational Pedagogy

  1. Teacher’s Perceptions on Teaching of Physical Education Curriculum in Public Primary Schools of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya- Evans Ogoti Okendo-Catholic University of East Africa(CUEA)
  2. Peace education: Reflections on teachers as agents of peace in Kenya- Maurice Sikenyi,-University of Minnesota-USA
  3. Revamping Early Childhood Teacher Education and Professional Development: Nuts and Bolts for Effective Literacy and Numeracy Instruction-Hellen & Justus Inyega-University of Nairobi
  4. Empowering Teachers Through Distance Education and E-Learning- Antony Njoroge Johnson- Kenyatta University

DAY 1

JUNE 18,2015

SESSION TWO

2.00-3.30pm

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM1

Chair person: Prof. Jane Gatumu

Basic Education

  1. Provision of Quality Basic Education for All in Kenya: Post 2015 Agenda- Brenda S. Khanani-University of Nairobi
  2. Influence of Repetition on Academic Performance of Pupils: A Case of Primary Schools in Turbo Division, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya- Charles Wafula Misiko-University of Nairobi
  3. Government policies on student admission and structural duration in early child hood teacher education certificate programme: A comparative analysis of institutional implementation- Maurice I. Makatiani-Kenyatta University
  4. Professionalization of childcare systems in Kenya: Lessons from selected countries- Atieno Rose Opiyo- Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM 2

Chair person: Dr Andrew Riechi

Cross Cutting Issues in Education I

  1. From the Outside In: Pedagogical Innovations for At-Risk Youth and Implications for Kenya’s Formal Education System- Acacia Nikoi- University of Minnesota, USA
  2. Africanizing African education: The case for philosophical and epistemological reconstructions-Ali Abdi-University of British Columbia
  3. Challenges faced by English as Foreign Language(EFL) learners in the perception and production of North American English (NAE) vowels: A case of Rwandan students in various US universities- Emmanuel Uwambayinema-University of Rwanda
  4. Adoption of ICT on Management of Secondary Schools in Kenya: Addressing Constraints and Policy Implications- Rose N. Obae/Kitoo B. Mueni/Ursulla A. Okoth/Edward Kanori/ Paul Odundo-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM3

Chair person: Dr Geoffrey Wango

Technology and Education

  1. Advancing science technology education using mid-range single chip and single board emergent computational devices- Kinyua Wachira-University of Nairobi
  2. Professional development for youth polytechnic managers on effective leadership and management practices of TVET programmes beyond 2015 MDGs in Kenya- Daniel K. Gakunga/Caleb Mackatiani-University of Nairobi
  3. Education in Africa beyond 2015 MDGs: Reflections on Philosophical underpinnings on assessment and evaluation of qualifications on technical education- Atieno Kili K’Odhiambo/Daniel K.Gakunga-University of Nairobi
  4. Computational behavior modeling for adaptive learning management system- Charles Lwande Omondi-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM4

Chair person: Dr Evans Ogoti Okendo

Educational Planning

  1. The role of educational planning in Africa in attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and beyond- Peter Kinyua Lichoro-University of Nairobi
  2. Poor planning and policies: A critical and comparative look at the issues affecting the education sector in Kenya- Winnie Ndeta-St.Pauls University
  3. Role of Non-Formal Education in Enhancing Nomadic Pastoralists’ Children’s Access to Education in Kisiria Division, Samburu District, Kenya- Gathumbi A. Mungai/Grace Nyaga-University of Nairobi
  4. Education For All in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Mirage?- Alice Masese-University of Nairobi

DAY 1

JUNE 18,2015

SESSION THREE

4.00-5.30pm

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM1

Chair person: Dr Maurice Sikenyi

Community Development and Education

  1. Analyzing the discourse of “community” in poverty reduction strategy- Richard Bamattre-University of Minnesota USA
  2. Nomadic and pastoralist education: Past initiatives ,challenges and implications for the post 2015 attainment of EFA in Kenya- Nabiswa M.Wasike-University of Nairobi
  3. Multigrade Teaching and Learning in Pro-poor Private schools; Nyeri County, Challenges and Policy Implications for pastoralists based schools- Loise Wambui Gichuhi-University of Nairobi
  4. The new trans-cultural prism in education and culture- Gabriella Bianco-UNESCO-USA

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM2

Chair person: Prof. C.M.Rambo

Educational Governance

  1. Effects of the Total Quality management in improving standards of higher education institutions in Kenya- Job Mosoti Momanyi-University of Nairobi
  2. Effects of indiscipline on pupils’ performance in Kenya certificate of primary education in public primary schools in Naivasha central zone, Kenya- Ursulla Achieng Okoth/Margaret Wachuka Njaaga -University of Nairobi
  3. Violence against children in Kenya: An ecological model of risk factors and consequences, response and projects- Alphonce C.L.Omolo-Kisumu
  4. The assessment of the relationship between academic rigor in Tanzanian universities and the application of the specialized knowledge-John Soka -The Open University of Tanzania

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM3

Chair person: Dr Omondi Bowa

Distance Education & E-Learning

  1. Expanding access of education to primary school dropouts through distance education- Anne Njoroge-University of Nairobi
  2. The Prerequisite for Degree Courses through Open and Distance Learning: A Case of the University of Nairobi- John Chandi Rugendo/Anne Ndiritu (University of Nairobi) & Caroline Rugendo-Daystar University
  3. Distance and E-Learning education programmes offered in Kenyan universities: Challenges and opportunities- Iddah Wayumba-St. Paul’s University
  4. E-learning-Opening a new space for democracy in teacher education - Heidi Biseth- Buskerud and Vestfold University College-Norway

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM 4

Chair person: Dr Emmanuel Uwambayinema

Educational Finance

  1. Financial Management for Effective Schools: Bridging Theory and Practice through Competency Development among Secondary School Principals in Kitui County, Kenya- Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo/Angeline S.Mulwa/Phylisters D. Matula -University of Nairobi Sr. Justin Ndaita(CUEA)
  2. The Burden of Financing Secondary School Education in Kenya-Isaac Muasya/Paul Ejore-University of Nairobi
  3. Constituency bursary scheme for secondary schools in Kenya: Challenges of the constituency development fund (CDF)- Albert Fred Ekirapa/Ursulla Okoth-University of Nairobi
  4. Effectiveness of Constituency Bursary Award in Enhancing Participation of Needy Students in Public Secondary Schools of Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya- Evans Ogoti Okendo-Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA)

DAY 2

JUNE 19,2015

SESSION ONE

9.30-11.00am

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM1

Chair person: Dr Kili K’Odhiambo

Curriculum Development

  1. Augmenting the formal education system using agent-based self-study support- Elizabeth Muli-Technical University of Kenya
  2. Leveraging Philosophical methods in educational research- Wycliffe Amukowa-Mt. Kenya Univesity
  3. Science Teachers’ Challenges Implementing Rwanda’s English as a Medium of Instruction Policy: A Case Study of Nyarugenge District Rural Secondary Schools- Emmanuel Uwambayinema-Rwanda
  4. Influence of Language of Instruction on Learning Outcomes Among Urban Refugee Pupils in Public Primary Schools in Nairobi County Kenya- Faith Wairimu Kamau-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM2

Chair person: Dr Anne Ndiritu

Gender and Education I

  1. Female circumcision and education: Rethinking gender parity in the post-2015 era- Miriam Jerotich-(ACCAF), University of Nairobi
  2. Effectiveness of gender equity policies among the student population in the University of Nairobi- Matula Phyllis-University of Nairobi
  3. The Forum for Women Educationalists (FAWE) promoting gender equity in education: A Comparative perspective of FAWE’S intervention in Kenya and various other countries in Africa-Monica Mweseli-University of Nairobi
  4. Using Qualitative Methods to Explore Men and Women Students’ Perceptions of University of Nairobi’s Institutional Culture, Kenya- Juliet Njeri Muasya-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM3

Chair person: Dr Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo

Education Students’ Characteristics

  1. Passion for teaching among prospective teachers: A case of Bachelor of Education students, University of Nairobi, Kenya- Lucy W. Kibera-University of Nairobi
  2. The Influence of student characteristics on social cohesion- Lydia Wachira-University of Nairobi
  3. Students’ Sexuality and Millennium Development Goals- Christine Muthoni Kahigi-University of Nairobi
  4. Influence of sports disciplines and demographics of Kenya colleges athletes on their awareness of doping in sports- Wanjira Janet Kamenju-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM 4

Chair person: Iddah Wanyumba

Cross Cutting Issues in Education II

  1. School Safety and Security: A Growing Concern in Kenya-Isaac Muasya-University of Nairobi
  2. Empowering People in Rural Africa for 2015 And Beyond Through ECE- Antony Njoroge Johnson- Kenyatta University
  3. Explaining students’ militancy: Towards a new consensus- Lewis M. Ngesu-University of Nairobi
  4. Digitization of Academic Libraries In Enugu State Nigeria: Challenges And Prospects-Ezeh Emmanuel- Federal College of Education-Nigeria

DAY 2

JUNE 19,2015

SESSION TWO

11.30-1.00pm

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM1

Chair person: Dr Caroline Ndirangu

Inclusive Education II

  1. Universal primary education: A case of autism integrated program at city primary school, Nairobi county- Munala Christine M. Matasio-Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  2. Stigma and the right to education of children living with HIV/AIDS in Kikuyu sub-county- Mary Nginya-University of Nairobi
  3. Academic staff effectiveness in mainstreaming disability interventions for students with special needs in public universities in Kenya: A case of the University of Nairobi- Rosemary Imonje-University of Nairobi
  4. Domestication of international Conventions on the Rights to education by children with disabilities aged 4-6yrs in pre-schools in Nairobi County, Kenya: Implications for policy discourse.- Ganira Khavugwi Lilian-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM2

Chair person: Dr Charles Wafula

Adult Education

  1. Educating the adult Kenya wants: A Responsibility for All- David Macharia-University of Nairobi
  2. Use of computers in education: For Kids or Adult learning?- Anne W. Nderitu/David Mburu/Naomi Gikonyo-University of Nairobi
  3. Implication of Digitalization of Government Services on Adult Education Programmes: The Case of Kenya and Rwanda- Anastacia Nyawira Gakuru/Daniel K.Gakunga-University of Nairobi

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM3

Chair person: Prof. Monica Mweseli

Higher Education

  1. Re-orienting higher education curricula through service and community-based learning: A case of Kenya and south Africa Universities- Mercy M.Mugambi/Paul Ejore/Florence G. Musalia-University of Nairobi
  2. Measuring the Role of Universities in Knowledge-based Industrialization in Kenya- Onesmus Muroki T-Kenyatta University
  3. The role of Australia-Africa scholarship award in building capacity in public health human resource in Uganda and Mozambique- Rose Amazan & Joel Negin - New England University Australia
  4. Harmonization, tuning and integration of African higher education: Learning from faculty motivation for community-engaged scholarship using a case of Malawi- Nelson Masanche Nkhoma-University of Minnesota, USA

AFRICE CONFERENCE

RM 4

Chair person: Prof. L.W. Kibera

Gender and Education II

  1. Bridging the gender gap in University Leadership and Management in Kenya. Now and Beyond 2015-Ann Aseey/Pamella A. Raburu/Callen Nyamwange/Hellen Sang-University of Nairobi
  2. Critical Analysis of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) English Language Performance by Gender in Kenya, 2009-2013- Winston.J. Akala and Aminata Sessay-University of Nairobi
  3. Gender dimensions of demographic studies by graduate students in a Kenyan University Research Institute: The case of Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi, 1978-2011- Jane Achieng-University of Nairobi

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