Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 2

Rev Kenya Studies Review, Volume 6, Number 2, Culture, Language and Disability

 

Table of Contents
1. From the Editor-in-Chief…………………………………………………………………………..……2
2. From the Editors…………………………………………………….….…………………….……..….3
3. Celebrating Adornment in Kenya’s Diverse Cultures. By Ruth Nyambura, Peter Waweru & Tom Nyamache…………………………………………………………………………………..4
4. Cultural production in the Kenyan television viewing parlors of European football. By Solomon Waliaula and Roselyn Shigali…………………………………………………………12
5. Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expression in Information Society. By Ajayi Taiwo Bosede, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo. Ogun State……………………………………………..40
6. The Boy Child and New Gender Imperatives in Kenya: Investigating school dropout among boys in Marakwet County By Linnet Hamasi………..……………………………….…………51
7. Towards proper cultural resources management for sustainable development in Nigeria. By
Emeghara Evaristus Elechi………………………………………………………………………68
8. Cultural Production in the Kenyan Television Viewing Parlours of European Football. By Solomon Waliaula & Roselyn Shigali……………………………………………………………80
9. The Glaring Deficiency of Logical Connectors in the Writings of Kenyan Secondary School Students. By Albert Mugambi Rutere, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia and Susan Njeri Mirigi……91 10. The Pedagogy of Literature in Kenya’s Education System: Where the Rains Started Beating Us By Albert Mugambi Rutere and Moses Gatambuki Gathigia……………………………..103
11. Interrogating the Knowledge of Communication and Personality Image Management in the Competitive Arts. By Okumu-Bigambo, W., Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya………………..111
12. Sign language in Kenya: a Paradigm shift towards qualitative development for inclusive education. By Njeri Kiaritha, Moi University, Eldoret……………………………………………….124
13. The Impact of Educational Background on Oral English Performance of Secondary School Students in South -West Nigeria. By T. A. Amao, Osun State University, Osogbo…………..133
14. The Language Question: The Potentials of Pidgin as a Lingua Franca for Nigeria. By Cletus I. Ihom (KSM), Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria……………………………………….152
15. Language as a Viable Mechanism for Evolving Authentic African Identity – A Philosophical Examination. By Sirajudeen Owosho, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria…………..162
16. Practice and Dialectics of Change through Drama therapy: the Nigeria Example. By Nasir Taofiq Olaide, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State…………………………169
17. Using Play as Strategy for Language Development in Infants. By Florence A. Undiyaundeye, Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, Nigeria……………………………….….177
18. The Use of Vernacular Radio as a Medium of Family Life Education: A Study of ‘hutia mundu’ Programme of Inooro FM. By Martha N.K. Mbugguss, Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi…………………………………………………………………………………………..184
19. Breaking Barriers to Unemployment of Nigerians with Disabilities through Vocational Rehabilitation. By Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi & Anthonia Ifeoma Ajobiewe………………198
20. Language Problem across the Curriculum. By Ruth Abaya………………………………..209

 

 

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About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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