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Kiragu, Susan – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
Based on oral history accounts elicited from 25 Gikuyu elders in Kenya, this paper describes a non-penetrative sexual practice, ngweko, permitted for the sake of pleasure and sexual release among circumcised and unmarried young people in the Gikuyu community. Lessons that can be learned from the pre-colonial Gikuyu sexuality culture are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Children, Sex Education
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Piper, Benjamin; Schroeder, Leila; Trudell, Barbara – Journal of Research in Reading, 2016
Reading research has shown that variable relationships exist between measures of oral reading fluency and reading comprehension, depending on whether the language of the text is the reader's first language or an additional language. This paper explores this phenomenon, using reading assessment data for 2,000 Kenyan children in two or three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
Yeboah, Amy Oppong – ProQuest LLC, 2013
From great African nations like the Ancient Kemites, Akan and Gikuyu, the world witnessed the development of the most powerful social structures, governance systems, ground breaking innovations in science and technology, and systems of thought that still exist today. Hence, in looking at the low performance levels of Black students today, the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Achievement Gap, Ethnography, Cooperative Learning
Maina, Faith – 2002
The females portrayed in the Gikuyu popular music of Kenya are almost always evil. Women are often viewed as prostitutes who see their sexuality as a commodity to be exchanged for material goods. After the unsuspecting males have delivered the goods, the women are more often than not betrayed. These portraits create a hostile and toxic environment…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Content Analysis, Developing Nations, Family Violence
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de Guzman, M.R.T.; Edwards, C.P.; Carlo, G. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology: An International Lifespan Journal, 2005
This study examines children's prosocial behaviors in everyday contexts that represent varying degrees of strength of situational demands. Behavioral observations of children (N = 89) ages 2 to 10 years (M = 5.25, SD = 2.23)., collected in Ngecha, Kenya were coded for 3 types of prosocial behaviors (nurturant, responsible and prosocial dominant)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Play, Prosocial Behavior
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Bennett, Patrick R.; And Others – 1985
The third in a series of three volumes comprising a college-level course in Kikuyu, a Bantu language, this document contains four essays on the structure of the Kikuyu language, transcripts of taped paradigms, nine conversations, sixteen texts, and a glossary. The four essays, which are intended to supplement grammatical explanations, cover the…
Descriptors: Bantu Languages, Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries