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Liberia: Spring 2013

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR EDUCATORS – AUDIT FOR 50% OF TUITION

  • AFS-380: Education in the Diaspora
  • EDUC-352/449: Teaching for Equity and Social Justice— Non-Western Perspectives in the Classroom Case Study: Liberia Spring 2012

Semester Special Course Features:  

  • This course will provide students with opportunities to examine the history, policies, and instructional practices in public education for children of non-Western heritage. Students will re-vision their educational philosophy in light of the goals, assumptions, readings, discussions and activities of this course.
  • A 16-day international study trip to Liberia, West Africa, scheduled for Spring of 2013, is an integral part of the course.  It will be led by Dr. Nona Burney and Dr. Albert Bennett.
  • During the trip, students will participate in behind-the-scenes tours of the public schools and the Ministry of Education in Liberia, and will exchange ideas with Liberian teachers in a Teacher’s Forum.
  • All students must participate in the study trip and all class meetings before the trip.  All students will receive an “I” grade for incomplete at the end of the Spring 2012 semester and a letter grade after completion of the trip and all class assignments. 

For course information, please contact Dr. Nona Burney (nburney@roosevelt.edu).

CONSIDER THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ISSUE:

“This is a capacity issue.  Most African countries simply did not have that critical mass of trained people with the experience to take on these international institutions and to negotiate head-to-head.”  Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, 2009  
Liberia

EXPLORE THE NATIONAL SOLUTIONS: Market Schools for Children (November 29, 2011 – N. Burney)