drKangethe

Position:Senior Lecturer
Qualification:PhD 
Department: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi – Kenya

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   PUBLICATIONS

Books and Books Chapters

  • Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe (2020). Measures Applied in the Identification of Gifted and Talented Children in Kenya.

Referred Journals

  • Mwansaidi, M., Kamau-Kang’ethe, R. & Mwoma, T. (2020). Influence of resources and ECDE officers’knowledge on delivery of quality services by early childhood education officers in Kwale County, Kenya. Journal of Education, Culture and Arts. 2 (10) 235-250.
  • Mwansaidi, M., Kamau-Kang’ethe, R. & Mwoma, T. (2020). Capacity building for parents and parents’ knowledge on importance of play materials on delivery of quality services by early childhood education officers in Kwale County, Kenya. Journal of Education, Culture and Arts. 2 (10) 235-250.
  • Owino, C., Kamau-Kangethe, R. & Mwoma, T. (2019). Determinants of teachers’ preparedness towards implementation of inclusive education in lower grade primary schools in Awendo Migori Kenya. International Journal of Creative Research and Studies 3 (9) 15-27.
  • Walioli, Ruth W. & Kamau-Kang’ethe, Rachel W. (2020). Psychological Outcomes Associated with Child Sexual Abuse on Children in Early Childhood Education Ages 5-8 in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Journal of Research Innovation and Scientific Innovation: ISSN:2321-2705: 7 (4) 16-18
  • Walioli, Ruth W. & Kamau-Kang’ethe, Rachel W. (2020). Perceptions of Outcomes of Child Sexual Abuse in Early Childhood Education Ages 5-8 in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Journal of Research Innovation and Scientific Innovation: ISSN:2321-2705: 7(4) 29-35
  • Walioli, Ruth W. & Kamau-Kang’ethe, Rachel W. (2020). Prevalence of Sexual Abuse in Aged 5-8 in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Journal of Research Innovation and Scientific Innovation: ISSN:2321-2705: 7 (4) 36-43.
  • September 2019: Clifford Otieno Owino, Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe & Teresa B. Mwoma: “Determinants Of Teachers’ Preparedness Towards Implementation Of Inclusive Education In Lower Grade Primary Schools In Awendo, Migori Kenya.” International Journal of Creative Research and Studies Volume-3 Issue-9,
  • June-2018: Wanjohi Githinji and Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe: “Mother Tongue Policy Implementation Practices in Lower Primary School Classes: A Case of Nyeri County, Kenya Institute of African Studies, Kenyatta University: From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014: Trends in African Languages and Literatures: ISBN No. 978-99966-54-100-0
  • January-2018: Esther Daniel Mshelbila, Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe & Wanjohi Githinji: Influence of Parents’ Support on Pupils’ Transition From Pre-Primary Schools to Lower Primary Schools in Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Science Arts and Commerce       3 No. 1, January-2018
  • December 2017: Zipporah Gichuhi, Rachel Kamau-Kang'ethe and Peter Mwathi “The Development of Knowledge Workers in an Organization”. Journal of Knowledge Management., [Onlinehttp://www.vcampus.uom.ac.mu/km/unit4/resources/km">http://www.vcampus.uom.ac.mu/km/unit4/resources/km
  • July 2017: Mercy Kerubo Nyakundi, Nyakwara Begi & Rachel W. Kamau-Kang'ethe Determinants of Parents' Perception on School Readiness Among Pre-Primary School Pupils In Karasani Division, Nairobi County, Kenya.. European Journal of Education Studies -Volume 3 Issue 6 │ 2017. 743.
  • July 2016: Beatrice Makena & Rachel W. Kamau-Kang’ethe:“Jiggers Detrimental to Pupils Outdoor Play Activities”: (ASSRJ NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED (Vol13issue7July2016)
  • January, 2015: Challenges Encountered by Married Women who are Adventitiously Blinded in Machakos District: Implications for Rehabilitation Opportunities in Kenya: Published in the Journal of Special Needs and Disabilities Studies: Nairobi Aacademic Press. ISSN:2305-2619
  • October 2014: Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Children in the Juvenille Deliquent Schools in Kenya (Duo Exceptionality). To be published by A School of Education
  • August, 2014: Mother Tongue Policy Implementation and Language of Instruction Practices in Lower Primary School Classes. A Case of Nyeri County, Kenya. Paper to be Published in the a referred Journal.
  • July 2014: Gifted and Juvenile delinquency: a case of Selected Rehabilitation Schools of Kenya. Journal of Special Needs and Disabilities Studies (ISSN:2305-2619).
  • July 2014: Preferred Methods of Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Classes in Dagoretti and Westlands Divisions in Nairobi County, Kenya. Journal of Special Needs and Disabilities Studies (ISSN: 2305-2619).
  • November, 2013: Early Identification of Learning Disabilities among Standard Three Pupils of Public Schools in Butere District, Kenya. Journal of Guidance, Counselling and Psychology. ISSN2226-O552.
  • January 2013: Individualized Educational Programme for Children in Special Circumstances: A Study of Kajiado District, Kenya; Published on 10th July 2013 Under 10th Annual Hawaii Scrid Early Childhood Education by Abubakar Gafar
  • 2012: Wrote the Preface of NURTURING THE FUTURE: Educating Kenya’s Gifted and Talented (GYST) (I AM ALSO ONE OF THE TRUSTEES).
  • 2011 March: Mystery of the Gifted and Talented: Gifted and Talented Magazine: Issue No: One/2011
  • 2006 “Knowledge and Attitudes towards HIV­/AIDS among Adolescents and Teachers in Starehe Division: Nairobi Province”. Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supervised by Kenyatta University. This was done with my Maters student Students Margaret Wangui Mugi, and Dr, Josephine Gitome of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Kenyatta University.
  • 2004: - “Inclusive Education: The Teaching of Signing Exact English to the Hearing Impaired Children,”  A Paper presented at an International   
  • Conference on Inclusive Education Organized by Maseno University, Department of Special Needs Education in 2002, Published in the British Journal of Special Education in 2004.
  • 2003: -Working together for Inclusion: A Paternership Scheme between South and North by Martin Rouse and Rachel Kang’ethe, Published in a South African Journal: Perspectives in Education, Vol. 21(3), September 2003.
  • 2001: - The Inclusion of Neuropsychological Assessment Test (NEPSY) in School Based Assessment of Children with Special Needs in Kenya: paper presented during the 19th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA), September 24-28 in Nairobi, Kenya. ((Submitted to Kenyatta University Educational Journal for Publication ).

 SEMINARS/CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • 16-18TH May 2018: National Symposium on Childcare and Protection. Multimedia University-Mbagathi Campus.
  • 11th –13th December, 2015: 2nd Conference on African Urban Youth Languages as one of the committee member organizing it and as a presenter  organized by Institute of African Studies: Kenyatta University.  
  • August 2014:  The International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century as one of the committee member organizing it and as a presenter organized by Institute of African Studies: Kenyatta University.   
  • 2012 ; 10th August: Attended the Prison Gifted and Talented Presentations at Industrial Area Prisons Nairobi. (Attendance Certificate)
  • 10th February, 2012; Attended the Launching of an Enrichment Programme on Gifted and Talented Young Persons in Kenya Parent’s forum at Visa              Oshwal Primary School, Westlands, Nairobi County, Kenya.
  • 26TH-27TH October 2011: Facilitated An Orientation of Gifted and Talented Workshop for Teachers at Aga Khan Mombasa Academy in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • 12th to 14th October 2010: Attended co-operative Bank Training on FOSA MANAGEMENT  COURSE 
  • 27TH TO 30TH JULY, 2010: Attended the National conference on “Laying the Fundation for Unlocking the Potentials of the gifted and Talent Young Persons in  Kenya, at Kenyatta University. “ (Lead Organiser of the conference)
  • 2010 May, 27th - 28th.  Attended the Kenya Education Staff Institute (KESI). National conference on “Innovations in Education Management” at Kenyatta International                            Conference Center (I was appointed in the Committee to coordinate Early childhood and Special Needs Education) .
  • 2010 Februrary, 25th to 29th February: Attended an Internal Edulink Seminar on Learning Disabilities and presented two papers with my Masters Students. We are preparing the papers for Publication.
  • 1998: -Kenya Society for the Blind Seminars:
  •            Papers Presented
        • Teaching children with Low Vision
        • Management of learning environment where the learner is Visually Impaired.
        • Accessing Visually Impaired Pupils into the General/Regular Curriculum.
  • 1997:                    -British Council: Seminar for Librarians: Topic "Barrier Free Issues in Library Services." For the Visually Impaired Children.
  • 1997:                    -Kenya Society for the Blind Seminar for parents, Pediatric Nurses/Social workers/Community Development Officers.
  • 1996 (a):               -Kenya Society for the Deaf Children "National Survey on Deafness."
  • 1996 (b):               "Psychosocial Aspects of HIV/Aids Intervention:  A Kenyan   Perspective"    Paper presented during the International Society for the  Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) African Regional Workshop Held in Lusaka Zambia: 9-12 April, 1996.
  • 1996 (c):                "What is Special Education?  Paper presented during the seminar  for Creation of Awareness on the Education of the Visually Handicapped children for Senior Officers of Nairobi City Council.
  • 1995 (a):               World Bank study on "The Cost and Financing of Special Education in Kenya."
  • 1995 (b):               Resource Person on a seminar for Teaching Staff of Kagumo 
  • Diploma Teachers Training college on the Integration of the Visually Impaired students in the college.  Sponsored by Kenya Society for the Blind.
  • 1989-1994:            Research in Baringo and Kibera through the National Capacity Building Child Survival and Development Project (NCB/CSD) sponsored by UNICEF.   I have co-authored two papers with other researchers namely:
          • Children with Learning Difficulties in Baringo District.
          • School Wastage and Dropout.

 The above two papers were published in the proceedings of the Fourth African Universities Consortium held in October 1994 in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 1994:                    -"Community Participatory Research: A Case of Kibera." The paper was published in the proceedings of the Fourth African Universities Consortium held in October 1994 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Sponsored by UNICEF.
  • 1992:                    -"Creativity: Identification and Development of Creativity in Kenya:  A Case Study of Professor James Kirumbi Kimani. A paper presented during the Second Eastern African Regional Conference for the Gifted and Talented held at the Kenya Institute of Special Education in August 1992, entitled
  • 1992:                    -Presented a paper during the "Children with Special Need's Seminar held at Kenyatta University in June 1991 on "Educational Programmes and Programming for the Gifted and Talented Children."
  • 1991:                    - "A Critical Analysis on Literature Review in Gender Differences in Intellectual Development, Functioning and Achievement". Presented a paper during the Fifth Annual Seminar of the Department of Educational Psychology entitled
  • 1991:                    - "Curriculum Guidelines for Training Teachers for the Gifted and Talented." Presented a paper during the First Eastern African Regional Conference for the Gifted and Talented Children held at Moi University Chepkolele Campus entitled. (Submitted to Kenyatta University Educational Journal for Publication)
  • 1990:                    - “The Adaptation of the Parents Outreach Programme - Canada to the Kenyan Situation. Presented a paper with Dr. Malcolm Garber from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Canada.
  • 1989-1991:            -Research on the "State of Special Education in Kenya".  Sponsored by DANIDA - paper presented during children with special Needs Seminar held at Kenyatta University.