An article authored by Professor of Education Charles Temple appears in the April issue of CODE-Canada’s newsletter, Ngoma. CODE-Canada is a literacy and children’s book publishing group. Temple has been volunteering as part of CODE’s “Reading Liberia” and “Reading Sierra Leone” projects, aimed at producing children’s books to be used in schools to reflect the real-life experiences of children and families in those countries.
Temple conducted workshops for writers and illustrators of children’s books in South Africa and Sierra Leone in September and January on behalf of these projects. The article, “Providing a Sense of Place Through Books,” describes some of these efforts. Temple will return to Sierra Leone for Code again in May and August, to work on a similar book production project. In the meantime, he’ll be going to Tanzania, also for CODE, in June.
The author and co-author of numerous books, Temple is the co-founder and director of the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project in association with the International Reading Association. He received his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina, and his M.Ed. in curriculum studies and his Ph.D in reading education from the University of Virginia. He also taught at the University of Houston-Victoria.
The full article can be found in the online version of the newsletter.
In the photo above, Professor Charlie Temple teaches a class along the shore of Seneca Lake at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.