‘Books’ Archive

Chadian Sister Engages Kansas City Youth about Peace and Justice August 17, 2020 No Comments

A woman meets young people from various backgrounds – at a U. S. university. She is African, from Chad. The students, eager to learn about her life, ask probing questions. She tells them about the war, her flight, her refugee status, her experiences in West Africa and Algeria. In turn, she discovers that they are still [...]

Usages et appropriation des technologies éducatives en Afrique:Quelques pistes de réflexion June 6, 2020 No Comments

Ce livre veut faire état de l’appropriation des technologies, dans divers contextes africains, par les enseignants et les apprenants de l’enseignement primaire, secondaire et universitaire. Pour ce faire, il présente les travaux de chercheurs de différents pays d’Afrique – Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger et Sénégal.

Ruby: A Novel by Cynthia Bond May 2, 2020 2 Comments

Ruby had stories decades old that she had folded up and tucked away between her spine and her heart…

Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond March 11, 2020 5 Comments

“I am happy to have a chapter (8) in this inspirational book: Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond.” Kathryn Toure

The essays cut across racial, gender, queer, and geographical difference, raising difficult questions regarding what it means to parent as a feminist, and how feminism shapes our experiences and aspirations of parenting.
—DR. LYN OSSOME, Senior Research Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda

Meet the author and illustrator of “Mary on the Move” October 17, 2019 No Comments

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mary on the Move is a graphic novel, based on the life of Author Kathryn Toure’s mother. Kathryn joins us, along with Illustrator Celeste Wimaru to discuss the inspiration behind the book, how they met and started their collaboration in Kenya, and where you can purchase it.

Une jeune fille sur un bateau ivre: Agathe Uwilingiyimana du Rwanda, par Innocent Butare July 18, 2019 No Comments

Très peu de personnes auront eu à traverser des temps aussi troublés que ceux que vécut Agathe Uwilingiyimana comme Premier ministre du Rwanda avant le génocide. Au sujet de cette femme de tête, ses idées et son action, bien des questions demeurent sans réponse. Qui l’a assassinée et pourquoi ? Aurait-elle tenté un putsch contre le [...]

Reflecting on Empower Missouri and a Life of Service: Conversations with Mary Kay McPhee December 25, 2017 1 Comment

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 [...]