For All Points-Of-The-View.
Africans, for the most part, have not understood the argument made by Dr. Carter G. Woodson on the shameful way in which we allow the "100 white men" to educate our young for wage slavery. In principle, we are being educated just like dogs.
We are mis-educated in two major ways. 1. We are not grounded in our great intellectual productions. 2. We are not receiving a truly liberal arts education.
1. Education for Africans must be based on the great black texts.
2. Education must prepare our students to think, speak, and do maat: to do good, especially for the needy.
3. Of the three ways of teaching (lecturing, coaching, discussing), teaching & learning by discussion (maieutic) should be emphasized.
4. Our schools must produce young adults who can think, freely, for themselves.
5. We ought to build and sustain our own educational institutions.
6. Until we have real political power, enough to re-form public schooling, we must fund our own colleges and schools.
7. All African adults ought to be involved in lifelong learning programs, reading and discussing the great black books.
8. Our approach to teaching and learning must prepare us for real democracy and instill the ujamaa attitude concerning wealth.
a. Fund and build independent, black educational institutions.
b. Start small learning sites in homes, churches, and other venues that we control.
c. If you aren't starting a college, you should be funding one.
Tehu Sebek Ifa is the founder and lead tutor of the 15-year-old African Heritage Awusa-Academy. He is available for talks and training on how to start and operate a black school-college.
tehu sebek ifa
the african heritage asuwa-academy
145 east 23rd street, room 3m
new york, new york
Jeff Burns Jr.