Sankofa Education Services:
- Policy and Program Review (PPR)
- African-American Cultural Assessment (AACA)
- Adventures in African-American Culture Training
- Keynote Speakers
- Inspirational Speakers
- Sankofa Education Study Centers
- African-American Programs and Event Coordination
- African-American Cultural Tours
- African-American Cultural Retreats
- African-American Cultural Arts Performances
All services are culturally relevant and brain based focused to achieve the maximum results in educating African-American students at home, church or school. We utilize the most recent research in the field of culture and cognition to insure that African-American students are being educated to reach their highest academic potential (HAP).
We are proud to announce Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings as our Sankofa Education Scholar
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association. Fr. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race theory applications to education. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African American children and Crossing over to Canaan: The journey of new teachers in diverse classrooms, Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education. In spring 2006 she edited (with William Tate) Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, and Policy. She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Ladson-Billings is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, the Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. In 2002 she was awarded an honorary doctorate for UmeD University, UmeD Sweden. During the 2003-2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford CA. In fall of 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of education anthropology. In spring of 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of education.
“Culturally relevant teaching requires that students maintain some cultural integrity as well as academic excellence.”
“Culturally relevant teachers utilize students’ culture as a vehicle for learning.”
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings