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language educator

Agnes M. Wangari Gathumbi, Kenyan language educator. Certified in advisory writing and commission skills Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Grantee research grant, Rockefeller Foundation, 2002, 2008. Member of International Reading Association.

Background

Gathumbi, Agnes M. Wangari was born on March 11, 1952 in Muranga, Kenya. Daughter of Arthur Mwangi Ngure and Teresa Wambui Mwangi.

Education

Bachelor of Education in Linguistics and Literature, University Nairobi, 1976. PGDE in Language Policy, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1985. Master of Education in Curriculum Development, University Leeds, United Kingdom, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education, University Reading, United Kingdom, 1995.

Career

Curriculum developer Kenya Institute Education, Nairobi, 1984—1988, senior curriculum specialist, 1988—1989. Tutorial fellow Kenyatta University, 1989—1992, lecturer, 1992—2002, senior lecturer, 2003—2008, language education professor, since 2008. Director, Basic Education Resource Center Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 2002—2004, chairman department educational communications and technical.

Consultant United Nations Educational, Juba, Sudan, 2006—2007, Kigali Institute Education, Rwanda, 2007.

Achievements

  • Certified in advisory writing and commission skills Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Principles and Techniques in Language Teaching, 2005. Co-author: New Integrated English Language Series, 2004-2005, Benchmarks for English Language Education, 2008. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of International Reading Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, aerobics, reading, travel.

Connections

Married Julius Gathumbi Njunji, January 31, 1976. Children: Christine Wairimu Nduati, Stella Wambui, Anabel Wachui.

father:
Arthur Mwangi Ngure

mother:
Teresa Wambui Mwangi

spouse:
Julius Gathumbi Njunji

child:
Christine Wairimu Nduati Gathumbi

child:
Stella Wambui Gathumbi

child:
Anabel Wachui Gathumbi