RESEARCH

director of postgraduate studies

Sr. Dr. Chrispina, S. Lekule, PhD

EDUCATION:

2010 - 2014: PhD in Educational Policy Studies. University of Windsor, Ontario Canada
2008 - 2010: MS Equivalent in Educational Leadership and Administration, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA.
2006 - 2008: MS in Sociology of Social Responsibility in Education, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA.
1996 -1999: BA in Education with Religious Studies. Marist International College, Nairobi-Kenya

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE:

2015 – Present: Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership (JTEEL)
2014 – Present: Lecturer, Educational Research Methods; Theories, Practice and Fundamentals in Educational Administration and Supervision of Educational Institutions. St. Augustine University of Tanzania.
2014 –Present: Supervision of Master Students Thesis/Dissertations.
2010 – 2014: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants - University of Windsor- Canada
2011- 2012: Graduate Student representative Faculty Council- University of Windsor- Canada
2009 -2010: Graduate Research Assistant – Center for Doctoral Studies - St. Cloud State University- USA
2006 -2008: Graduate Assistant- (Administrative) – Center for Community Education Initiative St. Cloud State University - USA.
1999-2006: English and Geography Teacher, Cheju Centre, Zanzibar-Tanzania

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2016 – Present: Director Postgraduate Studies, Research and Consultancy, St. Augustine University of Tanzania
1999 – 2006: Headmistress Cheju Centre, Zanzibar – Tanzania
1992 – 1996: Assistant Directress Ongata Rongai Formation House (Novitiate) Nairobi- Kenya.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS AND HONOURS

    1. Dr. Erika Kuendiger Doctoral Scholarship $500 – University of Windsor - 2013
    2. Research Assistant Scholarship $ 750- University of Windsor Canada – 2013
    3. Doctoral Scholarship for female students from developing Countries $12,000- Magreth McNamara Memoria Fund- USA – 2012.
    4. International Students Academic Excellence Scholarship $ 8000 University of Windsor - 2010 -2011.
    5. Graduate Entry Scholarship $24000 – University of Windsor- Canada: 2010 – 2014)
    6. Faculty of Education Incentive Fund $12000 – University of Windsor – Canada: 2011 -2014.
    7. Golden Key Membership Recognition - St. Cloud State University - 2009
    8. Excellence in Leadership Award – St Cloud State University - 2009
    9. Multicultural Students Award – St. Cloud State University - 2007.

PUBLICATION RECORDS:

Lekule, C., & Beckford, C.L. (2016). School Culture Matters: A Glance at Tanzanian Students’ Academic Performance. Journal of teacher Education and Educational Leadership, 1(1) (In press)

Martinovic, D., Freiman, V., Lekule, C. S, & Yang, Y. (2014). Social Aspects of Digital Literacy. The Third Edition of Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). IGI Global.

Lekule, C.S (2013). Ethnographic research. Published online. http://teachers-as-researchers.ca/ethnographic-research/

Lekule, C. S & Beckford, C. L. (2013). Conceptualizing vulnerability among Tanzanian school children. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE) 4(1), 21 -32.

Martinovic, D., Whent, R.., Adeyemi, A., Yang, Y., Ezeife, C.I., Lekule, C. S., Pomerleau, C.M., &Frost, R.A. (2013). Gamification of life: Playing computer games to learn, train, and improve cognitively. Journal of Educational and Social Research. Rome, Italy: Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research.

Beckford, C. & Lekule, C. S (2013). Towards a model of educational leadership for the Caribbean: Making the case for distributed leadership principles. Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands (JUCCI)

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Beckford, C.L. & Lekule, C. (Submitted to peer review December 25, 2015). International community service-learning experiences in a Canadian Teacher Education Program: Disorienting personal experiences and Professional Transformation. Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning.

Lekule, C.S (In progress). The hidden curriculum and social reproduction: An evaluation of Tanzanian educational system.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESIS

Lekule, C. S. (2014). Investigating school experiences of vulnerable children in Singida, Tanzania: Challenges, strategies, and possible interventions. (Doctoral Dissertation). http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/5079/

Lekule C.S. (2008). Women and the politics of media: A critical review of Tanzanian newspapers (Master’s Thesis; St. Cloud State University).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Lekule, C. S (2012). Investigating school experience of vulnerable children in Singida Tanzania. Proceedings of Canada International Conference on Education June 18-21 2012, 383- 389 University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ISBN: 978-1-908320-07-0

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Conference of International Black Women: Black Women in the 21st Century: Leadership, mentorship and Networking. April 1-2. 2009, Mi Famiglia, Conference Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA. Panelist in session on, Transitioning into and Living in the American Culture.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2010 – Present: Global Education Research for Development Initiative (GEDI) University of Windsor. (GERDI is a service learning and community outreach program offered by the University of Windsor, Faculty of Education. It provides teacher candidates with opportunities to actively participate in meaningful international service learning in a developing world context, currently working in Singida Central Tanzania).

2009 –Present: Liaison for Elimu Africa Board – St. Paul Minneapolis, USA. Elimu Africa is a registered United States 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in Minnesota. Their mission is to support disadvantaged children in Tanzania by facilitating their pursuit of education.

2007 -2010:

    1. Steering Committee member of the city Council – City of St. Cloud, Minnesota USA.
    2. Create Community Initiative – Committee Member, St. Cloud, Minnesota USA.

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