African Centered Education
An African Centered Education is a curriculum infused with appreciation of African ancestors contributions to the worlds civilization and culture. African-Centered Education (ACE) uses the common and diverse perspectives of peoples of African descent as the lens to explore, understand and critically assess academic subjects and enrichment. It is a child-centered, developmental approach that recognizes that all humans have their physical, social and intellectual origins in Africa. African-centeredness affirms universal principles of human rights and dignity for all peoples.
Why is it important?
Black students are currently exposed to many negative interpretations of what it means to be Black. The distinctive purpose of African Centered Education is to develop self-consciousness, self determination, positive self-concept, a sense of Africa as it applies to the upliftment of the community, and an understanding of Africa as it to applies to personal growth and development. It is the overall goal of African Centered Education to offset the pervasive educational challenges caused by cultural amnesia and self hatred.