Dr. Peter N. Mose

Department:   School of Languages and Literatures-African Language Studies Section

ORCID:    0000-0003-2335-5587

Mose was born and schooled in Kenya where he also worked as a high school teacher of English and Literature and later as a lecturer of English and Linguistics at universities in Kenya before joining Rhodes University for both his PhD and Post-doctoral fellowship.

Educational background:    

Mose, after high school education in Kenya, obtained his B.Ed (English & Literature) from Maseno University and a MA (English & Linguistics) from Kenyatta University-both universities in Kenya. He later obtained his PhD in African Languages in 2016 from Rhodes University-South Africa. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the school of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University.

Employment background:

Mose worked as a high school teacher of English and Literature in Kenya up to 2012 when he joined South Eastern University College-then a constituent college of University of Nairobi (the institution is now a full-fledged public university in Kenya). He left South Eastern Kenya University in 2014 to pursue his PhD at Rhodes University.

 

Research areas/interests: Literacies, contact linguistics/multi-bilingualism, African language sociolinguistics

 

Scholarships/sponsorships: Mose has been sponsored/awarded as follows;

2017:   Sponsored by Rhodes University and the SARChI Chair to attend a Kenya Studies and Scholars Association Annual Conference in Atlanta                Georgia, USA

2016:   Recipient of ALASA’s best PhD Award for 2016

2016:   Awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the NRF

2015:   Sponsored by the World Social Science Forum to attend and           present a paper on linguistic inequalities at the 2015 Annual WSSF                    Conference in Durban, South Africa

2014:   NRF/SARChI scholarship to study for a PhD

 

Publications

2016:

Bilingualizing linguistically homogeneous classrooms in Kenya: Implications on policy, second language learning, and literacy. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

2017:

Language-in-education policy in Kenya; Intention, interpretation, and implementation. Nordic Journal of African Studies.

Forthcoming:

Mose and Kaschula; Developing mother tongues as academic languages in primary schools in Kenya: Exploring extent, indispensability, dilemma. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.

Libraries and user culture; Literacy and development implications. Library Management.

Kaschula, Kretzer, Mose; Mother tongue instruction in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and prospects: Book chapter in Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages.

Under review:

Mose and Kaschula; Public attitudes, development discourse, indigenous language valorization and evolution in Kenyan radio media. Nordic Journal of African Studies.

Mose and Kaschula; A case for Kiswahili as a medium in a language of the catchment-based basic literacy instruction in Kenya. Language Policy.

Mose and Kaschula; Conceptualization of literacy and the language of instruction in Kenya’s new curriculum. Language and Education.

Mose and Kaschula; Mother tongue-based bilingual education at a private school in Kenya: Teacher observations and literacy outcomes. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Mose and Kaschula; Debunking the myth of lack of vocabulary for teaching content knowledge in primary schools: Exploring terminology for science in Ekegusii of Kenya. South African Journal of African Languages.

Mose and Kaschula; International book donors and public libraries as partners in primary school literacy development in Kenya: Literacy prospects and obstacles. Library Management.

Mose and Kaschula; Institutional and extra-institutional trends and their implications on Kenya’s language in education policy from 2003-2018. Current Issues in Language Planning.

 

Paper presentations at conferences:

Date and venue

Paper title

08.09.2017: Kenya Scholars and Studies Association 2017 Annual Conference at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, USA

Devolving the language resource in Kenya: A study of public attitudes and perceptions

20.07.2017: CHAKITA 2017 International Conference at Kibabii University-Kenya

Revisiting Kiswahili as a universal medium of mother tongue-based education in Kenya

27.06.2017: CLASA Conference 2017: Conference of the Language Association of South Africa-Rhodes University-South Africa.

Biliteracy theory in context: A look at the Linguistic Interdependence Hypothesis

14.10.2016: Rhodes University-School of Languages and Literatures Annual Post-graduate Conference-South africa.

Laying a biliterate foundation in reverse order in pre-primary institutions in Kenya.

30.06.2016: University of Namibia (Windhoek)-18th Interim International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa.

Education language policies? What do stakeholders know?

31.06.2016: University of Namibia (Windhoek)-18th Interim International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa.

Linguo-economics: Evidence from African language media development in Kenya.

15.09.2015: Durban International Convention Centre (Durban-South Africa)-World Social Science Forum 2015-South Africa.

Overcoming inequality in provision of universal access to basic education: The language issue.

25.06.2015: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town-South Africa)-18th International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa.

 

Africanising of the higher education sector from the cradle.

 

Memberships:

Position

Organisation

Member

African Language Association of Southern Africa

Member

Chama cha Kiswahili cha Afrika Mashariki-CHAKAMA

Member

Kenya Studies and Scholars Association

Member

Adventist Campus Associates-ACA

Member

Member Ringana Community Based Organization-Nyamira County



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