Sagini Keengwe publishes two reference texts on teacher education

Professor of Education Sagini Keengwe has edited two reference textbooks on Social Justice and Leaner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education. The latest release: The Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education elucidates the benefits, challenges, and strategies necessary to prepare teachers and teacher candidates to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse American public schools. Featuring current research and pedagogical tools by diverse scholars in the field of teacher training, this expertly crafted handbook is ideal for teachers, administrators, students of education, and policymakers.

A second book that is co-edited with a UND colleague Grace Onchwari, The Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development presents a comprehensive look into the methodologies and strategies necessary to establish classroom climates in which students feel free to question their preconceptions and express opinions. Featuring chapters from international scholars, this book is ideal for administrators, teachers, policy makers, and students of education.

Keengwe, a native of Kenya, has been with the College of Education and Human Development since 2007. He teaches undergraduate courses in elementary education program in the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Keengwe’s work was honored with the 2011 UND McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was also a recipient of the 2010 North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award, and the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award in recognition of significant contribution in scholarship and service respectively. At the national level, Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award.

Keengwe is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Keengwe has published over 85 journal articles, book chapters, and books with a primary focus on active learning pedagogies and mobile learning technologies in teacher education.