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Prof. Gatumu Jane Ciumwari

Personal Information

Associate Professor, University of Nairobi

Areas Of Specialization

Early Childhood Education

Methods of Teaching Religious Education

Educational Research Methods

Publications


2014

Gatumu, JC.  2014.  Evaluating preschool children’s performance. In: Teaching children: a handbook for preschool teachers. ISBN 978-9966-1797-0-8. ISBN 978-9966-1797-0-8(ISBN 978-9966-1797-0-8):pp277-310. Abstract

What entails the training of young children making them ready for primary school and in essence for the future? Are there specific items, procedures, factors, etc. that need to be considered for the successful achievements of this goal? Can anybody who loves children undertake teaching preschoolers? These are some of the question that Teaching children seeks to address. This book navigates the waters of preschool teaching – the process of learning, teaching methods, motivation, differences in children all thorough to evaluation as preschool children lay blocks for their future. The journey along this road of preschool education and training begins here.

Gatumu, JC.  2014.  Teachers and students attitudes towards Christian Religious Education.. : Saarbrucken: Scholars press. ISBN 9783639710205 Abstract

The research discussed in this book sought to penetrate the functional role fo teachers and students’ attitudes towards Christian Religious Education in Kenya. A mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) approach was employed with the investigations being ‘ex post facto’ in design. A random stratified procedure was employed to select the constituents of the sample. The sample consisted of 49 teachers and 909 students. The methodology, findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations of the research are presented in the book.

2013

Gatumu, JC.  2013.  Counselling and sexually abused children’s academic performance. , Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert academic publishing
Gatumu, JC, Munene LM, Chandi J.  2013.  Priests’ leadership styles and youth participation in Church activities in the Catholic Diocese of Meru, Kenya. International Journal of Education and research. 1(8):123-134.
Muasya, JN, Gatumu JC.  2013.  Ethical Issues in Researching Discourses of Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Experiences from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.. International Journal of Education and research. 1(10)
Evanson M. Muriithi1*, Paul A. Odundo2, JO2 JG2OC.  2013.  Project Method and Learner Achievement in Physics in Kenyan Secondary Schools. International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 1 No. 7 July 2013abstract_-international_journal_of_education_and_research_vol._1_no._7_july_2013.docx
and Gatumu J.C., Inyega J.O., IHN.  2013.  Teaching Practice Experience: Invaluable insights from video cases in Kenya. the Fountain Journal of Educational Research. (ISSN 2079-3383)
Gatumu, JC.  2013.  Religious Education Methods. , NAIROBI: CENTRE FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING
Gatumu, JC.  2013.  Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood Education. , NAIROBI: CENTRE FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING

2012

Gatumu J.C., Origa J.O., ME.  2012.  Kenya preschool curriculum on environmental conservation by young children.. International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care. Vo. 1.(ISSN 2289-3156):1-14.
Gatumu, JC.  2012.  Women participation in Miraa (Khat) business and the academic performance of primary school children in Runyejes Division, Embu, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 2(17):82-87.

2011

Gatumu, JC.  2011.  Reflective Teaching.

2010

Gatumu, JC.  2010.  Head teachers’ tasks in the implementation of preschool curriculum in Kenya public preschools. Ife PsychologIA: An International Journal of Psychology in Africa. 18(1):12-32.

2009

Gatumu, JC.  2009.  Activities of three to six year old children not in preschool: the case fo Mbeere District, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. VII, No. 2 & 3, 2008(ISSN 1021 - 1128):252-265.
Gatumu, JC.  2009.  Reflective Teaching. African Virtual University (on line).
Gatumu, JC.  2009.  Impact of counseling on the sexually abused children's academic performance: A case study of two children in a foster home in Thika, Kenya.. Journal of sociology, Psychology and Anthropology in Practice. 1, No. 3, 2009.:112-125.

2008

Gatumu, JC.  2008.  Activities of three to six year old children not in preschool: the case of Mbeere Disctrict, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. 7(2 & 3):252-265.

2005

CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  2005.  Gatumu J,C(2005). The Fountain Journal of the Faculty of Education. No. 2 pp29-42. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  2005.  Gatumu J,C(2005). Kenya Adult Education Association. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2003

CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  2003.  Gatumu J,C(2003). The Fountain Journal of the faculty of Education No. 1 pp25-36.. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2002

Ciumwari, DGJ.  2002.  Christian religious education in Kenya.
CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  2002.  Gatumu J,C(2002)Milestones in child growth and development. Conference Report on quality, viable and sustainable early childhood development service for the African Child pp 37-38. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2001

CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  2001.  Gatumu J,C(2001)Philosophical and Psychological issues in transition. National workshop on transition from preschool to primary on 5th April 2001 at Kenya Institute of Education Nairobi.. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

1998

CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  1998.  Gatumu J,C(1998)'Development of an attitude scale for Kenya secondary Christian Religious Education Teachers and Students' in Ife PsychologIA Vol. 6 No 2. p. 94-115. Ife PsychologIA Vol. 6 No 2. p. 94-115. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

1997

CIUMWARI, DRGATUMUJANE.  1997.  Gatumu J,C(1997)Kenya Secondary School Christian Religious Education: quantitative and qualitative investigation of teachers and students attitudes-Phd. Thesis:. Unpublished Phd. Thesis. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract
Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

1983

C, GJ.  1983.  Gatumu J,C(1983)Attitudes of head teachers towards Christian Religious Education in Runyenjes, Embu. M.Ed Research Thesis. : Douglas McLean Publishing Abstract

Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) inactivates neurotransmitters, hormones and drugs such as levodopa. COMT activity is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and individuals with low activity have thermolabile COMT protein. A low activity allele has been demonstrated at codon 108/158 of the soluble and membrane bound COMT protein, respectively, whereby a G to A transition results in a valine to methionine substitution, rendering the protein more thermolabile. As ethnic differences in erythrocyte COMT activity have been previously demonstrated, the frequency of low activity alleles were investigated in 265 British Caucasian, 99 British South-west Asian and 102 Kenyan individuals. Genotyping of COMT codon 108/158 was performed using a minisequencing method. Erythrocyte COMT activity was measured in 60 British Caucasian individuals by radiochemical assay. The frequency of low activity alleles was 0.54 in Caucasians, 0.49 in South-west Asians, and 0.32 in Kenyans. There was a much lower frequency of individuals with homozygous low activity allele in the Kenyan population (9%) than in Caucasians (31%) or South-west Asians (27%). Erythrocyte COMT activity was lower and less thermostable in individuals with homozygous low activity alleles. The data provide molecular evidence that low COMT is less common in African individuals than the Caucasian population. PMID: 9682265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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