Just What Carter G. Woodson Ordered: Culturally Responsive Education and Teaching
Dr. Magnus O. Bassey

According to Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education (2015)“social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being (p. 21),” are essential for student leaning. This means, educational chances of students are enhanced by placing social contexts, interpersonal relationships, and emotional wellbeing at the center of their learning because, “the more teachers know about the cultural backgrounds of students . . . the better they will be able to facilitate learning (p. 21)” In this article, I argue that this concept is not new. Some 84 years ago, Carter G. Woodson stated that Black children were mis-educated in American schools because their education was not drawn from the students‟ life experiences. With passion, reason and eloquence, Woodson offered a powerful alternative for the education of African American children. He argued that education for African American children should be drawn from their own life experiences and from what their environment requires of them.

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