Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2013 new perspectives on african centred education in canada cvr
224 pages
6 x 9 inches
January 2013
Print ISBN: 9781551304175
eBook ISBN: 9781551305530
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Overview

New Perspectives on African-Centred Education in Canada is the first study of African-centred schooling in the Canadian context. Starting with an in-depth look at the creation of an Africentric public school within the Toronto District School Board, it tells the story of the movement behind that school's creation and lays bare a rich history of activism, organization, and resistance on the part of numerous African Canadian communities and their allies. The book presents a critical overview of the issues facing racialized students and offers a unique vision of African-centred education as a strategy for student engagement and social transformation.

The authors, well known public commentators on African-centred education in Canada, offer a comprehensive analysis of the media controversy surrounding African-centred schools, as well as candid reflections on the personal challenges of fighting a largely unpopular battle.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Molefi Kete Asante
Introduction
Chapter 1: African-Centred Education: Situation the Tradition
Chapter 2: The Search for Academic Excellence: Toward a New Policy Framework
Chapter 3: The Fight for African-Centred Schooling in Toronto
Chapter 4: Engaging Academic Critiques with Critical Responses
Chapter 5: Teacher Resistance to African-Centred Education: Public Discourse, Race, and National Identity
Chapter 6: Re-Visioning Educational Opportunity: African-Centred Education
Chapter 7: Moving Forward: The Track Record of African-Centred Education and the Push for New Alternatives
Appendix A: Teacher's Introduction to African-Centred Education
References
Index

George J. Sefa Dei

George J. Sefa Dei is Professor of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Inclusive Schooling, New Perspectives on African-Centred Education in Canada, Removing the Margins

Arlo Kempf

Arlo Kempf is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.


Reviews

"This book is a well-researched and well-presented Africentric contribution to the critical discourse on quality of education. Indeed, it is a significant advance in the urgently needed reconsideration of how education is defined, delivered, assessed, and used from a unique and valuable perspective."
—  Maulana Karenga, California State University, Long Beach

"This book is a well-researched and well-presented Africentric contribution to the critical discourse on quality of education. Indeed, it is a significant advance in the urgently needed reconsideration of how education is defined, delivered, assessed, and used from a unique and valuable perspective."

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