Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
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Education
Approx. 300 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380612
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Overview

In Centering African Proverbs, Indigenous Folktales, and Cultural Stories in Curriculum, skilled experts George J. Sefa Dei and Mairi McDermott develop effective ways of delivering education to the evermore-diverse groups of learners in schools. This new edited collection aims to improve educational practices in pluralistic contexts by substantively engaging African proverbs, Indigenous folktales, and cultural stories in curricular and pedagogical decisions. Each contributor works with a different proverb, folktale, or cultural story as a core text for a unique unit of their design. Along with detailed notes for the instructor, each contributor writes a reflection on the process of designing the unit with anti-racism theory as a guiding principle. This innovative volume will serve as a wonderful companion to courses within Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education, and Masters of Teaching programs across Canada and the United States.


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Table of Contents

Sample Table of Contents

Introduction: Centering African Proverbs, Indigenous Folktales and Cultural Stories in Curriculum – George J. Sefa Dei & Mairi McDermott

a. Unit Plan Template

b. Lesson Plan Template



Chapter 1: Learning From Our Elders; Extending to Our Communities – Sarah Papoff

a. Writing African Proverbs Units—Is it Enough? A reflection on the Strengths and Challenges

b. Unit Plan: Learning From Our Elders; Extending to Our Communities

c. Lesson Plan: What is a Proverb?

d. Lesson Plan: Where do African Proverbs Come From?

e. Appendices

f. References

g. Notes



Chapter 2: Teaching Social Values Through African Proverbs – Chavon Niles

a. Reflection

b. Unit Plan: Teaching Social Values Through African Proverbs

c. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Proverbs

d. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Proverbs II

e. Lesson Plan: Conclusion to Proverbs

f. References

g. Notes



Chapter 3: Proverbs and Science/Biology Connections – Kristabelle Chan

a. Reflection

b. Unite Plan: Proverbs and Science/Biology Connections

c. Lesson Plan: Indigenous Scientific Celebrity

d. Lesson Plan: Community Planting

e. Lesson Plan: Disappearing Diversity

f. Appendices

g. References

h. Notes



Chapter 4: Coming Up From the Roots – Natasha Burford

a. Writing African Proverbs Units: Why African Proverbs? A Reflection on the Strengths and Challenges

b. Unit Plan: Coming Up From the Roots

c. Lesson Plan: A Culture and its Wisdom Towards Change!

d. Lesson Plan: Knowledge as Power

e. Lesson Plan: Crown of Glory

f. Appendices

g. Notes



Chapter 5: What Ibo Proverbs Teach Us About Life – Dunja Vulic

a. Reflection

b. Unit Plan: What Ibo Proverbs Teach Us About Life

c. Lesson Plan: What is a Proverb?

d. Lesson Plan: Encouragement is More Effective Than Discouragement

e. Lesson Plan: Raise Your Voice

f. Appendix

g. References

h. Notes



Chapter 6: Anti-Racism Education through Cultural Narratives – Monique Chambers

a. Critical Reflection for African Proverbs

b. Unit Plan: Anti-Racism Education Through Cultural Narratives

c. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Proverbs

d. Lesson Plan: Too Much Intelligence is Dangerous

e. Lesson Plan: That Which is Quiet is the One Which Scratches

f. Resources for Teachers

g. References

h. Notes

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 (OISE), University of Toronto.

Inclusive Schooling, New Perspectives on African-Centred Education in Canada, Removing the Margins, Centering African Proverbs, Indigenous Folktales, and Cultural Stories in Curriculum

Mairi McDermott

Mairi McDermott is an Assistant Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.


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