Now and then: educating African Canadians

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

Did you know that Olivier Le Jeune was the first known African slave in Canada? Did you know that the first known school for African Canadian was established in 1796 in Nova Scotia?

There’s plenty more facts just like these in the book The Education of African Canadian Children: Critical Perspectives, edited by the Faculty of Education’s Professor Awad Ibrahim. Recently published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, it is the first comprehensive volume that deals with both the history and contemporary issues of education provided to African Canadian children. The book advocates for cultural redemption within the Canadian education system by addressing the past and current challenges African Canadians face in educational practices.

Be sure to pick up your copy today!

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