An African-centered Education
Chapter 6. Gleaning the Mines for Treasure
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It’s true that everything has its destiny, but one day that destiny will be realized. So each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new destiny, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only. (Coelho & Clarke, 1988/1993, p. 105)
As noted earlier, after discovering the Shule, I was able to locate a small sample of participants for this study. These former students graduated from the Shule in 1996 and were members of the first graduating class. They led me to other graduates who agreed with great enthusiasm to be a part of the study. Once I acquired the participants to interview, I decided to include the stories of the parents as a means to triangulate the data collected through the interviews. I believe that the parents’ perspectives of life and success were the guiding motivations for exposing their children to this educational model.
In this chapter, I acquaint the reader with the participants in this study and their parents. The objective is to paint a brief portrait of each person to give the reader a sense of who these people are historically, socially, politically, and culturally. The underlying questions that guided the writing of each narrative of the participants and their parents were as follows:
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