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ERIC Number: ED550543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-6457-4
The Development of an African-Centered School--The First 20 Years
Squire, Michelle Suzette
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia
This research study is a case study of the development of an African-centered school over a 20-year period. The study describes how the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade institution was established. Interview questions focused on: 1. Establishment of an African-centered institution 2. Challenges of setting up an African-centered institution 3. Recommendations for setting up an African-centered institution 4. Methods for infusing an African-centered philosophy in curriculum and curriculum development 5. Ways of measuring student achievement 6. Types of professional development opportunities for teachers. The rationale for the study was to examine the journey of an institution from its inception to its present status as an established school, focusing on key elements that affected the growth and development of the institution, to determine its possibility as a model for an African-centered school in my own country. The case study also serves as a guide for other individuals interested in creating an African-centered school. The goal is to create an African-centered institution in my country. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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