New Book: Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa

Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

Publisher: Research, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)


Published by

Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

© Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), 2013

 First Published in 2013

 All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
List of Authors x

By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
African Indigenous Ecological knowledge and Sustainable Development
By Alloy S. Ihuah 9

Chapter 2
Contesting Half a Century of Euro-American Feminised Cultural Imperialism in Contemporary Literary Scholarship
Hellen Roselyne L. Shigali 31

Chapter 3
Knowledge Management as Strategy in Higher Education: Exploring the prospects for Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Joseph M. Kavulya 42

Chapter 4
Conducting Postgraduate Research: Ethical Issues
Henry N. Kemoni 49

Chapter 5
Challenges of Carrying out Research in Universities in Nairobi, Kenya
Rebecca Oladipo 65

Chapter 6
Progress and Challenges in Ethnographic Research in Kenya since Independence
Ochieng’ Philemon Nyamanga 77

Chapter 7
Religion and Science Model, Rethinking the interdisciplinary Approach in Solving Multifaceted Challenges of Africa
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 88

Chapter 8
The Language Question and Education for All: The Kenyan Experience
Mary Wangechi Kamunyu 100

Chapter 9
Relationship between Psychological Contract Breach and Psychological Well Being among Health Workers
A. S. Okhakhume and A. Raji Muritala 112

Chapter 10
Kiswahili after Fifty Years: The Need for Linguistic Re-engineering to Meet Global Demands
Clara Momanyi 123

Chapter 11
The effieciency of brown algae in the bisorption 0f bications pb2+ and cu2+ from wastewater
Ayabei Kiplagat and Lusweti Kituyi 131

Chapter 12
Biosorption: An attractive alternative for Zn2+ and Cd2+ removal from wastewater
Ayabei Kiplagat and Lusweti Kituyi 138

Chapter 13
Synthesis and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Dodecyl trimethyl ammonium and N-(N, N-dimethylamino) propyl glucosylamine against Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Fusarium oxysporum cubens
T. Muhizi and N. Ishimwe 149

Chapter 14
The role of Catholic Universities in Africa in Lifting the Natural Resource Curse
Genevieve A. Mwayuli 159

Chapter 15
Fifty Years of Scholarship Achievement in the Fisheries Sector and Contribution in the National Development.
Okumu Makogola, Jane Kibwage and Sammy Macaria 169

Chapter 16
Emerging new farming practices and their impact on the management of woodlots in A1 resettlement areas of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe
T. Njaya and N. Mazuru 189

Chapter 17
A Critical Perspective of Church Contributions to University Education and Human Development in Africa: The Nigerian Case
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 208

Chapter 18
Nigerian Rural women’s Attempts at Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture and Food Security
Flora Ntunde 218

Chapter 19
The Politics of Citizenship for Women in African Patriarchal Societies and the Implications for the Girl Child
Joseph Muleka 223

Chapter 20
The role of non-governmental organizations in civic education: moving from a parochial to a participant political culture
Anne W. Kamau and Daniel O. Ogachi 236

Chapter 21
Empowerment of Girls through Education: A Study on the Approach of the Preventive System
Bernadette Sangma 242

Chapter 22
Women Perception as Poverty Reduction Initiative: Case of Kiogoro Division of Kisii County
Daniel Ogachi Oigo 254

Chapter 23
Discrimination experienced by higher institution female students with disabilities in selected higher institutions in Nigeria
Dada, O. Christianah, Oladele, Adetoun Olubanke, Ogunwale, Oluwatoyin Racheal 254

Chapter 24
Access and opportunity for Lifelong learners in Africa Financing higher education in Africa in the last fifty years: the case of Kenya
Moses Wandera 265

Chapter 25
The inconsistency of Nigeria’s education system and its implication for curriculum implementation
Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun 276

Chapter 26
Cultural communication for Plant conservation: the case of the Isukha living around Kakamega Forest
Genevieve A. Mwayuli 289

Chapter 27
The role of mathematics education in national development
Anyagh Igber Paul and Anyor Joseph Wuave 299

Chapter 28
The Implication of Metamorphic Paradigm of Kenya’s Education System Since 1963
Raphael Kiogora Kiugu, Lydia Cheruto Kipkoech and Albert Mugambi Rutere 304

Chapter 29
Philosophy of education and Africanization of secondary school curriculum in Kenya:
Joe M. Mwinzi 315

Chapter 30
Parental involvement: an untapped potential for transforming Special Needs Education in Zimbabwe.
Jane Mutasa 327

Chapter 31
Power, Education Equality and National Development
Folasade R. Sulaiman 343

Chapter 32
The Implementation of Universal Primary Education in Tanzania – Voices from the marginalized communities
John Chrisostom Pesha 348

Chapter 33
The Glaring Deficiency of Logical Connectors in the Writings of Kenyan Secondary School Students
Albert Mugambi Rutere, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia and Susan Mirigi 361

Chapter 34
‘This cook is very important’: editors speak on textbook development
Alice Kiai 373

Chapter 35
Politics in Post Independent Zimbabwe: From Optimism to Disillusionment
Felix Kiruthu, Peter Wekesa and Pius Kakai 397

Chapter 36
A Socio-historical Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Kenya
Jacinta Ndambuki 411

Chapter 37
Inquiry-based learning as a life-long learning strategy for harnessing students’ achievement in geometric construction
Benjamin I. Imoko and Nguuma Jimin 426

Chapter 38
Election hotspots in 2013 Elections: A Case of Kajiado County
Linnet Hamasi 434

 Chapter 39
Challenges of mainstreaming gender in peace building efforts in Kenya: A case of the Sabaot community of Mt. Elgon District of Kenya
Aleso S. Wangamati, Kennedy Onkware and Janet Kassilly 447




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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4 Responses to New Book: Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa

  1. I am one of the contributing authors of the new book “Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa” edited by Maurice Amutabi. How can I get a copy of the book.?

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