Centering Black Excellence: Critical Race Currere

  • Aaron Sardinha Drake University of Ottawa
Keywords: critical race theory, critical race currere, currere, feminist currere, Black excellence, curriculum studies



Using Critical Race/Feminist Currere, I look at the ways in which the Sankofa English Course in partnership with a local Ontario School Board, addresses the ongoing calls for Black excellence in schools. I draw upon critical race theorists as well as Black feminist scholars to position my autobiographical experiences in designing and teaching this course. I suggest and call for the continued use of critical race/currere in order to continue the amplification of Black excellence within Ontario schooling and education.


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