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Afrocentricity and Cultural Congruity in Education Methods
August 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Educators, Administrators, and Curricula Designers:
The Hill District Education Council in partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools Equity Advisory Panel, welcomes internationally renowned Scholar, Educator, Historian, Philosopher and leading figure in African and African American studies to share strategies for infusing culturally congruent curricular approaches.
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante calls for a “new paradigm in education within American society.” “The Afrocentric approach deals with the alienation and dislocation of Black children in American schools. Afrocentricity is a frame of reference wherein phenomena are viewed from the perspective of African Americans. In education this means that teachers provide Black students the opportunity to study different subjects from a perspective that uses Africa and the societal contributions of African Americans as its reference point. Hence, students learn about the contributions that people of African descent have made to human history, leading to higher achievement and self esteem.
On the Campus of
The University of Pittsburgh
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Room 5401
Refreshments will be served
This event is open to all educators who desire to equitably serve African American children.
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