Te Whanau o Tupuranga gets a mention at Yale!

Jeff Duncan-Andrade Keynote – Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference

Kia Aroha College, Te Whanau o Tupuranga and Fanau Pasifka, have a long relationship with Dr Jeff Duncan-Andrade. Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED). In addition to these duties, he continues as a high school teacher in East Oakland where for the past 21 years he has practised and studied the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools.

In April, 2014, Jeff was a keynote speaker at SOMELC the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference.  His keynote address is here.

In the Q & A session following their keynotes, Jeff and Dr Howard Fuller expanded on their themes. Watch the Q & A session video. At approx 21.00 minutes the professors are asked to “elaborate on some school communities doing right by school choice in terms of those students most economically disadvantaged.”  At 25.28 Jeff explains why young people have to be able to be who THEY are FIRST – and at 28.40 he says “Go to Otara, in New Zealand, and go see the school called Te Whanau o Tupuranga…” and he explains why!  Thanks Jeff!!