Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Building a Community of Teachers to Develop an Afro Latin American Curriculum

Dr Fannie M. Haughton.


This paper describes a capacity building project for US public school teachers, faculty at a historically Black college and Afro Latin Americans from Argnetina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
This professional development project led educators to create Afro-Latin American curricula materials for both college and P-12 students. A portrayal of the challenges encountered when building a community of teachers who became aware of historical truths and the misrepresentations about Afro-Latin Americans is presented. The paper illustrates the interactions and dialogue between the teachers/faculty with Afro-Latin American representatives during a "Year of the African Diaspora Conference", which uncovered the partiipants' consciousness of Afro Latin Americans and self, then generated knowledge to create curricula materials.

Presenters

Dr Fannie M. Haughton  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Education Department
Spelman College


Keywords
  • curriculum develoment
  • multicultural



(30 min. Conference Paper, English)