African Formation of Christian Teachers: An IAPCHE initiative

During 2018-2019 five African Christian universities, each an IAPCHE institutional member, are initiating professional learning circles focused on the formation of Christian teachers. The universities selected for this effort include: Bowen University, Nigeria; Christian Service University College, Ghana; Scott Christian University, Kenya; Uganda Christian University, Uganda; and the University of Mkar, Nigeria.

Each university’s professional learning circle coordinator will plan at least five meetings, occurring from September 2018 to early April 2019. Participants will read and discuss journal articles about African teacher education, other selections from the International Journal of Christianity & Education, and three books about the formation of Christian teachers and their educational contributions.

The goal is to engage IAPCHE-member colleges and universities across Sub-Saharan Africa in strengthening the education of Christians to serve children and youth in both church and school settings.