Dr. Adelheid M. Bwire

Dr. Bwire


Title/Qualifications: Dr.
Department/Unit/Section:
Educational Communication & Technology
Contact Address:
P.O Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi (Official)
Position: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: Teacher Education, English Language and Literature, Research Methods, Literacy, Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Instructional Methods, Language Teacher Mentoring, Teacher Professional Development
Research Interests:
Teacher Professional Education & Development; Literacy and Language Education; Literature, Multi-lingual Resources Development; Language Teacher Mentoring

Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

  • Ochanji, M. J.; Twoli, N. W.; Bwire, A. M.; & Maundu, J. N. (Winter, 2017). Teacher Mentoring for Effective Teacher Training and Development” in Teacher Education & Practice, Volume 30, No.1 (ISSN 0890-6459) Pgs.115-136
  • Wamuti,L.; Bwire, A.M.; & Ndethiu. S. M. (2016). “The Influence of Culture in the interpretation of Japanese Language Instructional Materials” in CHEMCHEMI International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume 10 Number 2, 2016. Pgs.37-51
  • Bwire, A. M., & Roy-Campbell, Z. M (2015) “Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers in Kenya and the United States” in ResearchJournali’s Journal of Education. Vol. 3 No.6 June 2015. ISSN 2347-8225
  • Gichuki, Francis Mwangi, Bwire, Adelheid Marie & Gathumbi, Agnes W. July, 2015 “Graffitti writing: Its Likely Influence on English Language Learning in Selected Secondary Schools in Laikipia East District, Kenya” in Elixir International Journal. ISSN: 2229-712X Available online at www.elixirpublishers.com Elixir Edu. Tech.85 (2015) Pgs.34277-34285
  • Bwire, A. M., Gathumbi, A. M. W & Roy-Campbell Z. M (July 2014) “Instructional Practices and Challenges Faced in English Language Teaching in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Implications for Development of Literacy Benchmarks.” In Researchjournali’s Journal of Education. Vol. 2, No. 11 November 2014. ISSN2347 -8225
  • Bwire, A. M. (2012) “New Perspectives and Re-Thinking the Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum: The Case Of Kenya”. ICERI2012 Proceedings CD- Pgs. 3964 – 3973. ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1, ISSN: 2340-1095. Website: library.iated.org

Other Publications
University level scholarly books

  • Bwire, A. M. (2011). Learner Competence in English Listening Comprehension: The Kenyan Case. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GMBH & Co. KG. ISBN: 978-3-639-37721-7
  • Gathumbi, A, Vikiru, L & Bwire, A. M (2008) Comprehensive English Language Norms, Vol. 1. Nairobi, Phoenix. ISBN: 9966-47-303 -3
  • Gathumbi, A, Vikiru, L & Bwire, A (2008) Comprehensive English Language Norms, Vol. 2. Nairobi, Phoenix. ISBN: 9966 -47 – 304 -1
  • Book chapters in a University level Textbook
  • Bwire, Adelheid Marie, Twoli, N.W & Maundu J. N (2015) Chapter 3 “Teacher Mentoring: The Key to successful Student Teaching Practicum” in Bwire, A.M & Gathumbi, A. W (Eds) Building Capacity Through Quality Teacher Preparation: A Multi-faceted Approach (in Print), Kenyatta University Press, Nairobi
  • Gathumbi, A. W & Bwire, A. M, (2015) Chapter 5 “Development and Use of Benchmarks in English Language Teaching” in Bwire, A.M & Gathumbi, A. W (eds) Building Capacity Through Quality Teacher Preparation: A Multi-faceted Approach (in Print), Kenyatta University Press, Nairobi
  • Ayot, H.O.; Ondigi, S. R., Bwire, A.M.; & Kimemia, J. (2015) Chapter 6 “Preparation and Supervision of Pre-service Teachers” in Bwire, A.M & Gathumbi, A. W (eds) Building Capacity Through Quality Teacher Preparation: A Multi-faceted Approach (in Print), Kenyatta University Press, Nairobi
  • Bwire, A. M. (2008) Chapter 3 “The Listening Skill” in Groenewegen T. (ed) (2008) Benchmarks for English Language Education. Nairobi. Phoenix ISBN 9966 302 5
  • Bwire, A. M. (2008) Chapter 7 “Approaches to the teaching of Grammar and Vocabulary” in Groenewegen T. (ed) (2008) Benchmarks for English Language Education. Nairobi. Phoenix ISBN 9966 302 5

Refereed Learning Modules

  • Bwire, A.; (2008) Unpublished Module for B. Phil in English Language Teacher Mentoring for Kenyatta University – Braeburn College Collaboration Project
  • Bwire, A. M.; (2007) Unpublished Module for Diploma in English Language Teacher Mentoring for Primary School Teachers, hosted at Shanzu Teachers Training College, Mombasa. KENSIP- A Kenyatta University - AGA KHAN Foundation Collaboration Project

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Ndayimirije, I. M & Bwire, A.M (2013). “Appraisal Of Implementation Of The English Language Curriculum For State Primary Schools In Burundi” in Bwire, A., Sore, I., Masingila, J.O., & Ayot, H. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education. Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyatta University (pg. 703 - 717) Available at http://cuseinkenya.syr.edu/?page id=91
  • Maingi, J. M & Bwire, A. M (2013). “Re-thinking the Approach to Technology and Student Learning in Kenya: Examining the Attitudes, Needs, Expectations, and Challenges” in Bwire, A., Sore, I., Masingila, J.O., & Ayot, H. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education. Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyatta University. (718 - 731). Available at http://cuseinkenya.syr.edu/?page id=91
  • Bwire, A. M., & Roy-Campbell, Z. M. “Challenges of Struggling Adolescent Readers in Kenya and the United States”. A Paper co-presented at The International Reading Association 58th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, April, 20th, 2013
  • Bwire, A. M. (2012) “New Perspectives and Re-Thinking the Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum: The Case Of Kenya”. ICERI2012 Proceedings CD- ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
  • Bwire, A. M. (2011) “English literacy norms project interventions: Effects on classroom practice” in Bwire, A., Huang, Y., Masingila, J.O., & Ayot, H. (2011). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education. Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyatta University. Available at http://cuseinkenya.syr.edu/?page id=91

Short Communication in a Refereed/Scholarly Journal

  • Bwire, A. M. (July, 2009) “The English Literacy Norms Innovation” Pg. 10 – 11. July 2009 Contributed in the ELN Project Newsletter
  • Bwire, A. M. (July, 2009) “Teachers Resource Books with a Difference!” Pg. 12 – 16. July 2009 Contributed in the ELN Project Newsletter

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

  • Nyaega Mogere & Bwire, M. Adelheid ”Use of Sheng and its influence on adolescent Learners’ Kiswahili Insha Performance in Kenya”, a paper presented at th workshop on “Kenya Youth Language Practices”19th – 20th June 2018 at BSSC, Kenyatta University.
  • Bwire, A.; Andima, G & Odondi, R. “Strengthening Early Literacy Teaching through Developing Maa Stories: Teachers Writing for Children”. A paper presented at the, Attended the 10th Pan African Literacy for all (PALFA) Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. August 27th – 31st, 2017
  • Odondi, R.; Bwire, A & Andima, G. “Changing Young Adult Literacy Development Environment in Kenya: A case of Burt Award for African Literature” A paper presented at the, Attended the 10th Pan African Literacy for all (PALFA) Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. August 27th – 31st, 2017
  • Andima, G.; Bwire, A & Odondi, R. “”Teach Children in Maa? Not Mine” Unpacking the myth of Home Language Use for Instruction in Early Grades in Kajiado, Kenya”. A paper presented at the, Attended the 10th Pan African Literacy for all (PALFA) Conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. August 27th – 31st, 2017
  • Bwire, A. M & Andima, G. M.; “Using Interactive Read Aloud to spark prediction and critical thinking skills in early grades – a whole school approach”. A paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Teacher Education in Contemporary Society, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, July 19th – 20th, 2017 Kenyatta University & Syracuse University.
  • Kalemesi. P. J.; Bwire, A. M & Ondigi, S.; “Challenges of using pictures in composition writing during teaching in Kenyan Primary Schools – a case of Emuhaya sub-county, Vihiga County, Kenya.” A paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Teacher Education in Contemporary Society, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, July 19th – 20th, 2017 Kenyatta University & Syracuse University.
  • Kalemesi. P. J.; Bwire, A. M & Ondigi, S.; “Use of Pictures in Composition writing teaching motivates learners in Primary schools – a case study of Emuhaya sub-county, Vihiga County, Kenya.” A paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Teacher Education in Contemporary Society, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, July 19th – 20th, 2017. Kenyatta University & Syracuse University.
  • Mwangi, F. G., Bwire, A.M., & Gathumbi, A. W.; “Pedagogical techniques that promote pleasure reading in Secondary Schools – a position paper.” A paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Teacher Education in Contemporary Society, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, July 19th – 20th, 2017. Kenyatta University & Syracuse University.
  • Bwire, A.; Andima, G & Odondi, R. “Reading Kenya breaks new ground in Literacy Education in Kajiado County”. A Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference by Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia USA. March 5th – 9th 2017.
  • Bwire, A. M.; Andima, G. M. & Odondi, R. K. “Reading Kenya Making a difference: Kajiado early Grade Teachers tell their story on influence of Materials Provision on Classroom Literacy Practice” A poster session at the International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA July 9th-11th 2016
  • Beach, S. A.; Bwire, A. M.; Andima, G. M.; & Ward, A. “Kajiado Teachers Explore Professional Reading Clubs”. A paper presented at the 9th Pan African Literacy for All & 10th RASA National Literacy Conference on Imagination & Literacy. September 2nd – 5th 2015, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Andima, G. M.; Bwire, A.M. & Odondi, R. K “Playing an Instructional Leadership Role in Early Grade Literacy – Kajiado head teachers” A workshop at the 9th Pan African Literacy for All & 10th RASA National Literacy Conference on Imagination & Literacy. September 2nd – 5th 2015, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Gichuki, F. M., Bwire, A. M. & Gathumbi, A. W.; “Graffitti writing: its likely influence on English Language Learning in selected secondary schools in Laikipia East District, Kenya” at the 4th International Conference on Education, Kenyatta University, 13th – 17th July, 2015
  • Twoli, N, W; Bwire, A. M; Maundu, J; & Ochanji. “Teacher Mentoring: Towards an Effective Teacher Training and Development Strategy”. A paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaai. Presented by Ochanji, M. January, 2015
  • Kebeya, H., Bwire, A. M., Erastus, F., & Makokha, M. “An Intra-dialectal analysis of a dialect of Luyia: backwash effects on language teaching/learning at International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century”, Business Centre, Kenyatta University. August 2014
  • Maingi, J & Bwire, A. M. “Re-thinking the approach to technology and student learning in Kenya- examining needs, expectations, attitudes and challenges”. A paper co-presented at the 3rd International Conference on Education, Co-hosted by Kenyatta University, Nairobi & Syracuse University, USA. 10th – 12th July 2013
  • Ndayimirije Marie-Immaculee & Bwire, A.M. “Appraisal of Implementation of the English Language Curriculum for State Primary Schools in Burundi”. A paper co-presented at the 3rd international Conference on Education, Co-hosted by Kenyatta University, Nairobi & Syracuse University, USA. 10th – 12th July 2013
  • Roy-Campbell, Z. M & Bwire, Adelheid Marie, “Challenges of Struggling Adolescent Readers in Kenya and the United States”. A Paper co-presented at The International Reading Association 58th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 20th April, 2013
  • Bwire, A. M. “New Perspectives and Re-Thinking the Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum: The Case Of Kenya”. A Paper presented at the ICERI2012 (5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation) Madrid (Spain) on the 19th-22nd of November, 2012.
  • Bwire, A. M. “Still out of school: challenges facing the Child’s education in Samia district” A paper presented at the International Conference on Education. Nairobi, Kenya (Kenyatta university- Syracuse University Collaboration) 20th -22nd July 2011
  • Bwire, A. M. “Constraints in Achieving Proficiency in English Listening Comprehension under free secondary education: research findings and implications”. A paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Education at Kenyatta University, 6th- 8th July 2009
  • Bwire, A. M. “English Literacy Norms Project Interventions: Effects on Classroom Practice”. A paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Education, (Kenyatta university- Syracuse University Collaboration), July, 2009
  • Bwire, A. M. “Learner Competencies and Proficiency in English Listening Comprehension: Lessons learnt and Implications for the Twenty First Century”. A paper presented at the PhD Post graduate seminar, Kenyatta University, 30th November 2007


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