‘Books’ Archive

Reflecting on Empower Missouri and a Life of Service: Conversations with Mary Kay McPhee December 25, 2017 No Comments

Mary Kay McPhee of Kansas City accepted, at the age of 90, the invitation of Empower Missouri to be interviewed about her life of service. She embodies the Empower Missouri slogan of advocating for justice and empowering change. In her ethical will and the conversations documented here, she shares her life, values, and hopes.

Do You Know this Missouri History? November 18, 2017 No Comments

I was honored to work with students, teachers, school administrators and community members to deepen understanding of history and culture. Hope you are inspired and learn something insightful and useful in browsing through “Do You Know this Missouri History?” by Liberty North High School juniors of Black Students United. So proud of our students!

Thèse numérique: Appropriation pédagogique des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) par les éducateurs ouest-africains December 5, 2016 No Comments

Cette recherche examine comment et pourquoi les éducateurs en Afrique de l’Ouest, au Mali en particulier, s’approprient pédagogiquement les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et avec quels effets. L’appropriation consiste à intégrer, personnellement et dans son milieu, la nouveauté et à la mobiliser de façon stratégique pour répondre aux objectifs contextualisés, souvent [...]

Electronic Thesis: Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators No Comments

This research investigates how and why educators in West Africa, in Mali in particular, pedagogically appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and with what effects. Appropriation involves integrating newness into one’s very being and mobilizing it strategically to meet contextualized objectives, often in resistance to the status quo. It is assumed that ICT use is [...]

De l’Atlantique à l’océan Virtuel : expériences maliennes (itinéraires des enseignants à travers les TIC) November 1, 2016 No Comments

Les enseignantes et enseignants, à travers leur appropriation pédagogique des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) se trouvent – quelquefois émerveillés – au milieu de l’Océan. Derrière eux, il y a tout ce qu’ils ont appris, et devant, ce qu’ils ne connaissent pas encore et qui reste à explorer. Ils accompagnent leurs élèves et en invitent d’autres à les rejoindre dans ce voyage. Ils font de leur mieux pour apprendre, approfondir leur pédagogie et peut-être aussi, à travers leur exemple et leurs actes, encourager le système scolaire à se redynamiser.

From the Atlantic to the Virtual Ocean: Malian Experiences (Teachers’ Itineraries with Technology) No Comments

Teachers, through their pedagogical appropriation of information and communication technology (ICT) are sometimes bewildered – as if in the middle of a new ocean. Behind them is all they have learned, and before them lies so much they do not know and that invites exploration. They accompany their students and invite others to join them in this journey. They do their best to learn, deepen their teaching, and perhaps also, through their example and their actions, encourage the revitalization of the school system.

Appropriation pédagogique des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) par les éducateurs ouest-africains, livre par Kathryn Toure September 3, 2016 3 Comments

Pedagogical appropriation of information and communication technologies (ICT) by West African educators, 2016 book by Kathryn Toure

Ce livre examine comment et pourquoi les éducateurs en Afrique de l’Ouest, au Mali en particulier, s’approprient pédagogiquement les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et avec quels effets. L’appropriation consiste à intégrer la nouveauté, personnellement et dans son milieu, et à la mobiliser de façon stratégique pour répondre aux objectifs contextualisés, souvent [...]

Pedagogical appropriation of information and communication technologies (ICT) by West African educators, 2016 book by Kathryn Toure September 2, 2016 4 Comments

Pedagogical appropriation of information and communication technologies (ICT) by West African educators, 2016 book by Kathryn Toure

West African teachers and professors who are appropriating information and communication technologies (ICT) are making it part and parcel of education and everyday life. In Mali and beyond, they adapt ICT to their milieus and work as cultural agents, mediating between technology and society. They yearn to use ICT to make education more relevant to [...]

Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies by West African Educators August 27, 2015 No Comments

This research investigates how and why educators in West Africa, in Mali in particular, pedagogically appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and with what effects. Appropriation involves integrating newness into one’s very being and mobilizing it strategically to meet contextualized objectives, often in resistance to the status quo.

ICT and Changing Mindsets in Education July 10, 2008 No Comments

The debate is no longer whether to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in Africa but how to do so, and how to ensure equitable access for teachers and learners, whether in urban or rural settings. This is a book about how Africans adopt and adapt ICT. It is also about how ICT [...]