Meredith Whye

Credentials: Kenya

2022 SKJ Fellow

Meredith Whye is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has loved East Africa since she was a child and now, in her PhD research, focuses on how Kenya uses education in nation-building, particularly in the use of moral-based education. The Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship will allow her to build connections in the education field in Kenya, gather curriculum resources, and begin classroom observations. Specifically, she will be working with University of Nairobi professors and the British Institute of Eastern Africa to identity elementary schools for research sites and connect with educational experts for interviews to inform her work.