Dr Peter A. M. Mwaura


Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Educational Psychology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Area of Specialization: Educational Psychology,Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Research and Data analysis Techniques
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  • Evaluating The Madrasa Preschool Programme In East Africa: A Quasi-Experimental Study. International Journal of Early Years Education, vol. 16. No 3, Oct. 2008 pg 237-255
  • Does preschool Experience Make a difference in the cognitive development of children in East Africa? A value-added approach to analysis. The East African Journal of Educational research Volume 1. Issue No 1 August 2011
  • Bridging Culture, Research and practice in Early Childhood Development: The Madrasa Resource Centers Model in East Africa. Published by Society for Research in Child Development
  • Adapting The National Primary School Curriculum To The Local Environment. The Basic Education Forum Vol. 3 1993
  • Madrasa Ecd Programme: Making A Difference. By Peter Mwaura And Bishara T. Mohammed published as chapter 20 of Garcia, Pence and Evans (ed) book Africa’s Future, Africa Challenge: Early childhood Care and Development in subsahara Africa World Bank ISBN 9780821368862
  • A Case Study Of Undugu Society Of Kenya Street Child Programme. Funded by UNICEF
  • From Object Outsider To Objective Insider: An Experiential Case Of Give And Take. Published in the Early Childhood Matters, number 99, Oct. 2001
  • Secular Preschools In Mombasa Madrasas. Published as chapter 5 in Zimmermann (ed) 2004, Stories we have lived , stories we have learned about ECD Programmes. Benard Van Leer Foundation.
  • Principles Of Early Childhood Programme Effectiveness: A Case Of Madrasa Resource Centre Programme In East Africa. Published by SEWA India in their report for the Effectiveness Initiative Workshop held in Ahmedabad India between 18th and 20th 2002
  • An Insight Into The Factors Influencing The Intellectual Development Of Children. Published in the Early Childhood Education and Care news. April 1992
  • Impact Study Of Madrasa Resource Centre. Published in Kay Sayce (2006). Perception and practice: An anthology of impact assessment experiences. Wageningen, Netherlands: technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
  • Starting Them Young: Effects Of Preschool Attendance On Children’s Cognitive Development In East Africa. Published in AKDN (2007 ) School improvement and early childhood development in East Africa
  • Just The Right Atmosphere: Effects Of Teaching And Learning Environment On The Cognitive And Academic Competence Of Madrasa Resource Centre Preschool Children. Published in AKDN (2007 ) School improvement and early childhood development in East Africa

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 Conference Dates4th -5th October 2018 

THEME: Educational Reforms and Technological Advancement: Enhancing Teacher Education, Training and Competence-based Learning

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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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