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David Bwire

David Bwire
David Bwire

David Bwire (Wandera)

Ph.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Scholarly Interests: Transcultural literacy practices; digital literacies; multimodal pedagogy in K-12 classrooms; new literacy studies; discourse analysis; ethnography of communication and qualitative research methods; collaborative and online learning communities; social justice in education.

Courses Taught: 

ESLM 688 Practicum Secondary Language Teachers
SPED 605 Language/Reading strategies for students with disabilities
RDLG 537 Literacy Strategies, Instruction and Assessment in Elementary School
RAL 320 Literacy Learning Across the Curriculum
RAL 221 Literacy Strategies, Assessment and Instruction in Reading
SLP 102 Introduction to Speech, Language, and Communication

Achievements: Articles published in Journal of Transformative Education, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal, and African Journal of Teacher Education; Book reviews published in Journal of Language, Identity and Education, Journal of Social Sciences Research, and Journal of Pedagogy, Technology and Education; Conference presentations at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Literacy Research Association (LRA), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and Social Sciences Historical Association (SSHA); Peer reviewer for AERA, CIES, and LRA; Writing center coordinator and trainer.

Scholarship: 

Wandera, D., &  Farr, M. (2018). Interrupting ideologies of cultural deficiency: Illustrating curricular benefits of plurilingualism in a Kenyan classroom. In Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 14(1), 1–27. Retrieved from http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/wpcontent/uploads/2018/04/Wandera_JoLLE201
8.pdf

Wandera, D. (2016). Teaching Poetry through Collaborative Art: An Analysis of Multimodal Ensembles for Transformative Learning. In Journal of Transformative Education, 1, p. 1– 21. Retrieved from http://jtd.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/31/1541344616650749.abstract#corresp-1

Wandera, D. (2015). Mabeshte Revisited. Beyond the Narrative Barrier: Reclaiming Teaching stories. In Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal, 5(1), Retrieved from http://sites.middlebury.edu/bltnmag/2015/10/29/2367/

Wandera, D. (2015). The Role of Education in a Pluralistic World. In Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 14(1), p. 50 – 53.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15348458.2015.988573#abstract

Wandera, D. (2014). Navigating the Turbulence of Education Reform through Studio Thinking. In Journal of Social Sciences Research, 1, p. 43 – 45. http://www.iossbr.com/#!journal/c1ri8

Wandera, D. (2014). The Threat of Obsolescence: Teaching and Learning Responding toTechnology. In Journal of Pedagogy, Technology and Education, 24 (2), p. 279 – 281. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1475939X.2014.913533#.U9E3ybFY9fx

Wandera, D. (2013). What to Do When Teens say “Amka Ukatike”: An Exploration of Agency in Teen Oral Literacy Performed Through Kenyan Hip Hop. African Journal of Teacher Education. Vol. 3/1, P. 1 – 14. Retrieved from http://gir.uoguelph.ca/index.php/ajote/article/view/1943

Conference Presentations:

Wandera, D. (May, 2018). Educating a diverse public: Broadening conceptions of culturally-cognizant pedagogy through examining Kenyan classroom talk. American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Wandera, D. (March, 2018). Revising research traditions: Utilizing Yuuyaraq and Nairobian epistemic reference points to illuminate situated literacy practices. National Council for Teachers of English Assembly of Research (NCTEAR), Towson, MD.

Wandera, D. (November, 2017). But is that writing? Teaching writing before and beyond the alphabet. National Council for Teachers of
English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.

Wandera, D. (May, 2017). Interrogating cultural hegemonies in Education: Aleknagik and Nairobian youth voices. American Education
Research Association (AERA), San Antonio TX.

Wandera, D., Lewis, C., Baca, D., Gorham, R., Macgrath, B., Tejani, M. (November, 2016).The Bread Loaf International Peace Literacy Network: Connecting Classrooms, Communities, and Cultures Over the (In)visible Lines. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE),

Wandera, D. (April, 2016). The Alaska-Kenya Collaboration: Inclusive Pedagogy as a Hallmark of the Classroom Public Space. American Education Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Wandera, D. (March, 2016). Sharing Transnational Lives: Exploring Languacultural Literacy in an Alaska-Kenya Exchange. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Vancouver, Canada.

Wandera, D. (December, 2015). Dialogic Intercultural Imagination: Exploring Communication Strategies in an Alaska-Kenya Collaboration. Literacy Research Association (LRA), Carlsbad, CA.

Wandera, D. (March, 2015). Cultivating Ubuntu in Classroom Literacy Practices: The Alaska-Kenya Writing Exchange. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Washington, DC.

Wandera, D. (November, 2014). The Linguistics of Literacy Campaigns: Interrogating Dichotomies—Insights From Evolved Pedagogy in a Multilingual-Multicultural Classroom. Social Sciences Historical Association (SSHA) Toronto, Canada.

Degrees:

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, OH.

M. Litt., M.A., Middlebury College BLSE, VT.

B. Ed. (Hons.) Moi University, Kenya.

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