AS A SCHOOL WE ARE RUNNING TOWARDS QUALITY EDUCATION.
A couple of years ago I was privileged to chat with DR. David Baine, Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology, University of Alberta Canada and Author of educational text/reference books.
Our chat was on the true meaning of Quality Education.
In his response he made it crystal clear that Quality Education prepares students for life, blends teaching of academics with teaching knowledge, skills and attitudes students require to live effectively in their current and future communities.
He introduced me to a Community-Referenced Curriculum which is based on the analysis of the unique communities students actually live in. For example, students living in communities like African refugee camps and rural areas have a different life experience and they deserve an education preparing them for their daily future lives in those communities.
The purpose of a community-referenced analysis is to identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes students require to live effectively in those communities. For a example, in one community, in addition to teaching academics, the curriculum might teach: entrepreneurial and vocational skills, avoiding substance, sexual and physical abuse, learning basic health care, avoiding gangs and criminal activities, managing personal, family and community life, learning parenting skills and developing a resilient personal and cultural identity.
David Baine, Ph. D. has published a book titled "Developing Community-Referenced Curricula.."
The book describes step by step how to develop a community-referenced curricula for students living in any community environment.
My colleagues who maybe interested in reviewing the book please don't hesitate to visit vectorbaine.com
As Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation we are committed to promote true quality education for the children we are committed to serve.