Africa and Africans in the Classroom
One of our primary focuses in the AHP Department of Education is on the study of Africa and Africans in the classroom.
Our interest in this stems not from a desire to correct any sort of deficit in the curriculum but from a genuine belief that the study of the continent is essential to the development of the continent itself, its people and its descendents in the diaspora. In addition, the study of the world’s second biggest continent is essential in any curricula hoping to nurture global citizenship.
Thus, our work in this stream concentrates on providing continuing professional development to educators who want to boost both their Black history subject knowledge as well as wanting to develop the skills to approach curriculum design in a more robust and integrated way.
We have a deep interest in understanding the unique perspectives that African educators bring to their profession in the diaspora. Our focus in this stream is to engage in conversation with educators to understand the challenges and opportunities they perceive in the classroom, and explore how they can nurture a culture of resilience and excellence as their careers progress.