Dr. Yatta Kanu


Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Phone: (204) 474-9025
Room 230E Education Building

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Yatta Kanu majored in history and English at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, where she graduated with a BA and a diploma in Education. She taught history and English for 12 years at the Methodist Boys' High School before pursuing graduate studies in Education (MEd, Sierra Leone), social studies (Leeds, UK), applied English linguistics (Birmingham, UK), and curriculum studies (PhD, Alberta, Canada). She has taught in Sierra Leone, Pakistan, and USA. She now teaches courses in curriculum studies, history/social studies education, and qualitative research methods in the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.

1993 – PhD, University of Alberta
1987 – BLitt, University of Birmingham (UK) 
1985 – MEd, University of Sierra Leone
1983 – Cert. Curriculum in Social Studies, University of Leeds (UK)
1974 – DipEd, University of Sierra Leone 
1973 – BA, University of Sierra Leone

Areas of Specialization:
Curriculum studies
Social studies
Qualitative research methods
Secondary education

Research Interests:
Curriculum, culture, and student learning
Educational access and equity for minority students
Teacher education; international education
History and social studies education