The African Heritage Foundation (AHF), a registered charity on the island of Barbados, is getting ready to officially open its homeschooling service to the people of that island.
I was asked as the founder of an African centered charity “The African Heritage Foundation” to share my thoughts on the sentiments expressed by Sir Hilary Beckles, that the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson should be removed. This I did and the article drew a number for comments which I think were reasonable for people who have been blinded to their original history and culture by centuries of colonial rule.
The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) is presently engaged in a number of projects aimed at developing its economic, educational, social and agricultural capacity. Each area of development is directly connected to the other. The long term aim of this organisation is to create a model of successful collective development that can be duplicated by other organisations, communities and the state.
It’s not often that you get to create a new university from scratch: space, staff – and curriculum. But that’s exactly what we’re doing in Mauritius, at one of Africa’s newest higher education institutions. And decoloniality is central to our work.
According to the “classical” way of teaching, the teacher has all the knowledge and teaches with a certain number of established theories developed over time, with the help of illustrations and demonstrations while the learner, typically the student, merely sits and passively acquires knowledge.
As the African Heritage Foundation (AHF) continues to build its homeschooling service, it is also engaged in the process of educating parents interested in schooling their children at home on the its history. The AHF constantly does research on the most modern, tried and proven techniques utilized by other countries and educators in education and its application.
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” — Wayne Dyer I think we got it all wrong in education. Consider this. We always talk about connecting the classroom (the instruction, the subject area, the concepts etc.) to the real world. But, doesn’t it make more sense to take what’s happening in the real…
As we enter into the fifth day of the call to boycott the Nation Newspaper on the 26th, 27th and 28th of May 2017, I am going to move the focus to offer ideas on how the thinking of our youth can be improved and thus our school environments made safer and more conducive to academic and social development.
Homeschooling is often seen as a new trend. However, this is not strictly true. People of wealth of long ago, often hired a live-in governess, whose sole responsibility was to educate the children of the household—to homeschool the children. There are books and movies, fictional and historical, that have allowed glimpses of this model. Some examples are the fictional book, ‘Jane Eyre’, the historical movies, ‘The King and I’, and…
Dr Walter Rodney in 1973 wrote,”Education is crucial in any type of society for the preservation of the lives of its members and the maintenance of the social structure. Under certain circumstances, education also promotes social change. The greater portion of that education is informal, being acquired by the young from the example and behaviour of elders in the society.