Queen’s alumnus connects Faculty of Education with teacher-candidates in Global South

April 5, 2018

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University has reportedly partnered with 1 Million Teachers, a startup by Queen’s alumnus Hakeem Subair, to “help attract, train, and retain 1M teachers, as well as develop the capacity to train more” in the Global South through an online platform. Rather than a top-down approach, faculty advisors from Queen’s will reportedly engage in dialogue and information exchange with participants. “The teacher-candidates are excited because the whole point is to go sit with these teachers, who are their colleagues, and say ‘What do we have in common and how do we support each other?’” said Education Professor Jane Chin. Subair added that 1MT also provides teacher-candidates with access to advanced pedagogical methodologies that might be otherwise unavailable. Queen’s