Kenyan scholar wins British award
A Kenyan scholar, Dr Julius Jwan, is this year’s winner of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Best Thesis Award.
Dr Jwan’s winning thesis was titled Democratic School Leadership: Perceptions and Practices in Secondary Schools in Kenya.
His work was adjudged the best as; “The panel were very impressed by the originality of the thesis in regard to policy-practice analysis and ‘doctoralness’; its sustained criticality and ‘research reference’ in the use of the literature base; substantive new knowledge; and overall a balanced yet clearly focused, thorough and deep analysis of a complex and wide field.’’
The panel, chaired by Prof Peter Early, had Prof Marlene Morrison and Dr Barbara Vann as its other members.
Dr Jwan received his award at Belmas annual dinner at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK on (Saturday) July 9.
The thesis has since been published into a book and can be accessed via three links on amazon 1, 2, 3 or via Books on demand website on Amazon: stores, or books on demand website
Dr Jwan is an Assistant Director, Research, National Cohesion and Integration Commission,
Until June this year, he was Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, School of
Human Resource Development, Moi University.
A holder of Ph.D from The Open University, United Kingdom, Dr Jwan attained his undergraduate and masters degrees from Kenya’s Moi University in Eldoret.