St. Kitts, (EMU) – Two male African Americans are the main facilitators in a series of workshops organized by the Ministry of Education to address issues related to educating boys in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
As part of the Ministry’s focus on raising the standard of male performance in the classroom, Dr. Raymond Windbush and Dr. Jeff Menzies, both professors at Morgan State University in the United States, were contracted to heighten discourse and exchange ideas with key stakeholders.
Over the period October 30 to November 1, teachers, students, education officials, parents, guidance counsellors and other Stakeholders are engaging in activities that will assist the Ministry in thrashing out the main issues related to underperformance as well as utilizing positive interventions for a more positive outcome.
The facilitators have promised that the sessions will be engaging, enlightening, practical and entertaining. They gave a special invitation for parents of boys to attend the parenting workshop which is being held at the Ocean Terrace Inn Conference Room from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday October 31.
“If you are having issues with your boys’ education or behavioural Issues, you need to be at the discussion tonight,” says Dr. Tricia Esdaille Senior Education Officer who was responsible for organizing the workshops.
Dr. Raymond Windbush is the Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University. He received his M.A and PHD. In Psychology and is the author of several books including: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Black Boys.
Dr. Jeff Menzise is a graduate of Fisk and Howard Universities, receiving advanced degrees in Clinical Psychology. He is the former Director of the Academic Success Centre at Fisk University where he managed, among other things, the Campus Counseling Centre.
The session for parents will be held at the Ocean Terrace Inn Conference Room from 5:30 to 7:30pm this evening.
The session for boys is being held at the same venue during the course of today and Guidance Counsellors will be engaged on Friday.