Jennifer Addo: Transformative Teaching and Learning scholar

Black Women and Educational Leadership: the Power of Theory

Jennifer works at South and City College Birmingham where she is a middle manager. She is also undertaking research and studying for a doctorate.

In this video Jenn tells the story of how she first entered further education and why. She outlines the power of theory and how it is important for positioning oneself in society. Through her research, she sees her role as being to help other black women develop their careers and take on leadership roles.

This video is part of the Transforming Lives research project, sponsored by the University and College Union, which has been gathering stories about life-changing educational experiences in further and adult education since 2016. A book about the project will be published in June 2022.




You can hear about Jenn’s story and her research by clicking on the link below