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As a pioneer faculty of  Maseno University, the Faculty of Education has strived at producing highly skilled graduate teachers able to meet the national Socio  Economic development target. Today the faculty prides itself as a fountain of excellence in the field of education training.  While many public universities are drastically cutting the cost  of training graduate teachers by reducing the duration of teaching practice, the Faculty has continued to provide all education undergraduate students opportunities to interact in the school environment for a whole school term during teaching practice.

This simulation has provided our students with the critical industry knowledge that gives them a competitive edge over others. The Bachelor of Education French and Special Education graduates have continued to draw industry interest and most of them get placement before graduation.

The popular sandwich Postgraduate Diploma in Education offered at Kisumu City campus has continued to fulfill its objectives of providing education training to graduate untrained teachers who require skills necessary for education professionals.

Written on 03 April 2012, 13.50 by admin
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Esther Ohito selected for Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

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Project aimed at helping expand capacity of Kenyan university to prepare educators

Esther Ohito has been named a Fellow with the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, an initiative through which she will work with a university in Kenya to build the capacity of faculty and students.

About the Researcher: Esther O. Ohito

Assistant Professor

Esther O. Ohito is an interdisciplinary scholar who uses feminist qualitative approaches to research issues of Blackness, race, and gender at the nexus of curriculum, pedagogy, embodiment, and emotion.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is a collaboration between the Institute of

International Education and the United States International University-Africa and funded by the

Carnegie Corporation of New York.

As a fellow, Ohito will undertake a project titled “Exploring Intersections of Language, Arts, and Culture in Education Research and Teaching for Social Change” in the School of Education at Maseno University in Kisumu, Kenya. In her project, expected to take place

during spring and summer of this year, Ohito will work to build the capacity of Maseno University faculty and students to be effective researchers and critical educators able to meet the challenges and demands of contemporary society with attention to the nexus of language, the arts, and social justice.

Ohito joined the School of Education in 2019, coming to Carolina from Denison University where she was an assistant professor of Black Studies and Education. Prior to Denison, she was on faculty at Mills College. Ohito’s primary line of research a ddresses the role of race in teacher education programs, with publications that have focused on efforts to promote anti-racist pedagogy in teaching and teacher preparation. In July 2020, Ohito was named a co-editor of the journal Equity & Excellence in Education.

The Maseno University project is one of 56 that will pair African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions and collaborators in Africa to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate training and mentoring activities in the coming months. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its fourth year, is designed to reverse Africa’s brain drain, strengthen capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa and the United States and Canada. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

A total of 527 African Diaspora Fellowships have now been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. Fellowships match host universities with African-born scholars and cover the expenses for project visits of between 14 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, and the cost of obtaining visas and health insurance.