Doctoral Pre-Conference to the 4th International Conference on Education

On July 13-14, 2015, we held a doctoral pre-conference prior to the 4th International Conference on Education held at Kenyatta University and co-sponsored by Syracuse University and Intel.

More than 40 doctoral students from several African countries participated in the pre-conference. Countries represented were Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.

Prof. Paul Okemo, Dean of the Graduate School at Kenyatta University officially opened the pre-conference. Prof. Joanna Masingila, Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University and professor of mathematics education, gave a presentation on “Developing Research Question.” Prof. Alan Foley, Associate Professor of Education at Syracuse University, presented on “Literature Review and Theoretical Framework.” Charlotte Flynn, doctoral student and instructor of quantitative research methods, talked about “Quantitative Research Design.”

After each presentation, participants split up into three working groups to apply the ideas just presented and discuss concept papers submitted by doctoral participants. The working groups were facilitated by the presenters and Prof. Moses Ochanji, Associate Professor at California State University, San Marcos, Prof. Penina Kamina, Associate Professor at State University of New York College at Oneonta, Dr. Adelheid Bwire, Lecturer at Kenyatta University, and Dr. Marguerite Miheso-O’Connor, Lecturer at Kenyatta University.

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Prof. Masingila welcoming all to the doctoral pre-conference
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Prof. Penina Kamina, Prof. Moses Ochanji
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Ms. Charlotte Flynn, Prof. Alan Foley
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Opening of the Doctoral Pre-Conference
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Prof. Paul Okemo, Dean of the Graduate School at Kenyatta University
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Small group discussions
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Participants enjoying a tea break
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Participants enjoying a tea break
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Participants enjoying a tea break
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Participants enjoying a tea break
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Participants enjoying a tea break
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Research presentation
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Working group discussion
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Group photo at end of pre-conference

About Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in 1998, and since that time Syracuse University and Kenyatta University have an institutional linkage.
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