Register Now for New Course -- Teaching the African American Child Winter 2014
Register now for the course "Teaching the African American Child" that will be offered by the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education in Winter 2014.
Elect this new Graduate Level Course and enhance your marketability as a teacher or administrator trained to provide leadership in creating solutions to the most pressing educational challenge in America – closing the achievement gap that affects African American pupils and students.
The course will be taught by a leading national expert on the education of African American children, Janice E. Hale, Ph.D. Dr. Hale is the author of Black Children: Their roots, culture and learning styles, a book that is required in over 125 courses throughout the nation. Her second and third books were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: Unbank the Fire: Visions for the education of African American children and Learning while Black: Creating educational excellence for African American children. Dr. Hale is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC).
This course is the study of ways in which the achievement gap that affects African American children can be closed.
Issues in the education of African American children will be approached from the context of cultural and socioeconomic exigencies. The intent of the course is to provide educators with sociological tools for understanding the dynamics of African American families to enable them to craft viable home-school partnerships. An equally important goal is to provide educators with an understanding of the features of African American culture that impact upon the ways in which African American children approach academic tasks and behave in academic settings. This course will involve educators in developing pedagogical tools for teaching children who participate in African American culture. Contemporary theorists in African American education and their theories will be explored. The course outline is available on Blackboard and can be supplied upon request.
Course Location: Education Building, Wayne State University
Day and Time: Mondays 5:00 - 7:45 pm
For more information: Contact Dr. Janice E. Hale, firstname.lastname@example.org