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ERIC Number: ED002715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Pages: 34
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AFRICA INSTITUTE.
ATKINS, NEIL P.; AND OTHERS
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AFRICA INSTITUTE, A 3 1/2-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM HELD AT A PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL, WERE TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF A NON-WESTERN CULTURE, OF THE PROBLEMS OF EVOLVING NATIONS, OF THEIR ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OF ONESELF IN RELATION TO OTHER CULTURES, AND TO IMPROVE RESEARCH SKILLS, CRITICAL THINKING, AND INDEPENDENCE IN STUDY. PARTICIPANTS WERE 64 HETEROGENEOUS STUDENTS SELECTED BECAUSE OF THEIR INTEREST AND ABILITY IN THE PROBLEMS OF AFRICAN STUDIES. THE SCHOOL FACULTY AND VISITING SPECIALISTS CONSTITUTED THE STAFF. CONSULTANTS INCLUDED U.N. MEMBERS, A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE, HISTORIANS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS, AND MUSICOLOGISTS, AS WELL AS FOUR AFRICAN STUDENTS WHO WERE RESIDENCE. THE DAILY SCHEDULE INCLUDED MEETINGS BETWEEN STUDENT TEAMS AND STAFF MEMBERS, INDIVIDUAL WORK BY STUDENTS ON VARIOUS ART MEDIA RELATED TO AFRICAN CULTURE, LECTURES BY VISITING SPECIALISTS, SEMINARS WHERE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS DISCUSSED THE LECTURE TOPIC, AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATIONS, INDIVIDUAL READING, AND DISCUSSIONS WITH AFRICAN STUDENTS. THE PROGRAM WAS CONSIDERED SUCCESSFUL BY THE FACULTY, AND STUDENT INTEREST AND ENTHUSIASM WERE HIGH. PLANS WERE CONSEQUENTLY MADE FOR AN ASIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE SUMMER OF 1965 AND FOR A LATIN INSTITUTE IN THE SUMMER OF 1966.
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Authoring Institution: Fox Lane School, Bedford, NY.
Identifiers: BEDFORD