New Book: Education and Development Perspectives in Africa

Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

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

Published by
Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya
© Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), 2013
First Published in 2013
All rights reserved
ISBN: 978-9966-015-67-9

Dedication ii
Copyright iii
Acknowledgement iv
About the authots x
Maurice N. Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
Discipline in Schools in Kenya: Interrogation Alternative Methods of maintaining Discipline in Public Secondary schools in Maseno Division
Linnet Hamasi 4

Chapter 2
Interrogating Factors In Education for Learner-Critical Consciousness
Okumu-Bigambo, W 20

Chapter 3
Impact of Teacher Quality on Students` Performance in Science Subjects in Public Secondary Schools, Case Study of Kiambu County, Kenya
Josephine Kagwiria Kirimi 35

Chapter 4
Discrimination experienced by higher institution female students with disabilities in selected higher institutions in Nigeria
Dada, Olubukola Christianah, Oladele, Adetoun Olubanke, Ogunwale, Oluwatoyin Racheal
Chapter 5
Managing Change in the Public Service in Kenya
Joy Kasandi Kelemba, Ronald K. Chepkilot and Charles Zakayo 59

Chapter 6
Strengthening Research Capacity and Research Management in Health and Social Science Research in Kenya
Otieno- Omutoko Lillian, Gunga Samson Okuro, Inyega Hellen and Ogutu Joseph 72

Chapter 7
A Critical Perspective of Church Contributions to University Education and Human
Development in Africa: The Nigerian Case.
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 85

Chapter 8
The Case Study and Practitioner Research in Distance Education: Beyond telling a good story
S. Tichapondwa Modesto 108

Chapter 9
Spatial Metaphors and the Case of Refugees
Jan Helmig 125
Chapter 10
State, Corruption and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: A Synthesis
Zasha Tersoo Zasha and Madu, Abdulrazak Yuguda 139

Chapter 11
The Changing Nature and Patterns of Inter-Group Relations in North Central Nigeria, 1960-2010
Maiyaki M. Mejida 152

Chapter 12
Not Yet Jubilee: Factors Against Secondary School Girl-Child Academic Excellence, Bungoma County, Kenya
Judy Achoka and R. C Nafula 163

Chapter 13
Effects of Learning Styles and Instructional Strategies on Students’ Achievement in Nigerian Senior Secondary School Physics
Akinbobola, Akinyemi Olufunminiyi and Afolabi, Folashade 174

Chapter 14
The challenges in the inclusion of persons with visual impairment in regular classroom activities in Nigeria
Bibiana I. Okoli and Mac-Anthony C. Onyema 192

Chapter 15
Involving Young People in Research: Theories, Challenges and Opportunities
Fiona Wairimu Ngarachu 204

Chapter 16
The Effect of Career Guidance and Counseling in Secondary Schools on Degree Programe Choices of Students in Public Universities in Kenya: A Case Study of Moi University.
Joyce M. A. Lugulu 219

Chapter 17
Alternative peace building strategies in Kenya: Focus on Youth Networks
Beldinah Kochwa 228

Chapter 18
Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons: Challenge to Development, Peace and Security in Africa
Esther Chelule 236

Chapter 19
Containing Conflicts in Africa: Issues on Peace Education and Development
Adewale Adepoju 251

Chapter 20
Economic Empowerment as a Panacea to Conflicts: A Case of Mashonaland Central Province, 1999 to 2012
Obediah Dodo 258

Chapter 21
Prevention of HIV AND AIDS: Paradigm Shift in Three Decades
Njeri Kiaritha and Hellen Sang
Chapter 22
Human capital insecurity and democratization in Nigeria: a reflection on the political economy implications
Chubah Ezeh 288

Chapter 23
Evolving Radical Legal Strategies evolving radical legal strategies to tackle corruption: The key to Nigeria’s socio-economic development
Osinibi Olusegun Michael 304

Chapter 24
Managing Multicultural Diversities in Nigeria for Peace and Unity: The Role for the Mass Media
By Jude Terna Kur, Fabian Ikechukwu Agudosy John Aigbovbioise Orhewereand Bernard Bem Melladu 314

Chapter 25
Internal conflicts and development challenges in Nigeria’s fourth republic
Akinwumi Olayemi and Bilyaminu Suleiman Muhammed 333

Chapter 26
Education for Development: Can Africa rise above the gathering storm?
S. M Mbugua-Macharia
Chapter 27
Special education, self-reliance and liberation of persons with special needs in two rehabilitation centres in south west Nigeria
By Adeosun, Mofoluke Adebisi and Oseni, Isiaka Abiola 352

Chapter 28
Educational Reforms and Children with Learning
Disabilities in the Conventional Classroom Setting: Focus on Nigeria
S. S. Dafwat 361

Chapter 29
The Role of Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo in Preparation of Special Education Personnel for National Development in Nigeria: The Journey So Far
Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi and Ajobiewe Anthonia Ifeoma 371

Chapter 30
Evaluation of Educational Programme for Children with Intellectual Disability in Ogun and Lagos States, Nigeria
Tolu Eni-Olorunda and Adams Onuka 382

Chapter 31
Nigerian newspapers’ coverage of the Boko Haram insurgence: peace or war journalism?
John Aigbovbioise Orhewere and Jude Terna Kur 393

Chapter 32
Factors to be considered in designing curriculum for persons with special needs
Ogwuegbu Linda Chinyere, Azanor Friday O, Okelola Solomon Olakunle 409

Chapter 33
Cultural Practices And Religious Beliefs As Determinants Of The Workability Of Inclusive Education For Children With Special Needs In The South Western Zone Of Nigeria
Okoro Edna Nnenna and Adeniyi Samuel Olufemi 421

Chapter 34
Employing an African Solution to African Problems
Bernard K. Malakwen 431

Chapter 35
Fast tracking regional integration in East Africa using information communication technology in educational assessment
Richard M. Wambua and James Nderitu 442

Chapter 36
Video conferencing and its application in distance learning
N. K. Bett and K. P. Rop 452

Chapter 37
Evidence based Teaching and learning: Focusing on Creating Community of Learners in Universities
Milcah Aoko Ajuoga and Harriet W Njui 459

Chapter 38
The role of open and distance learning in addressing the challenge of quality, equity and access to higher education in Kenya
Joyce Agalo 467

Chapter 39
The role of open distance learning (ODL) in ensuring equity in education
Margret Righa 472

Chapter 40
Higher Education for All (EFA) in Nigeria: The Promise of Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
Clifford Moses Amini and Juliana N. Ndunagu 480

Chapter 41
Policies on special needs education: implication on formal, informal and non-formal learning of students with disabilities
Njeri Kiaritha, Michael Ndurumo and Shikukuu Mulambula 495

Chapter 42
Education and Sustainable Development in Africa:
An Appraisal
Patrick U. Nwosu 509


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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