ERIC Number: ED036281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The African Experience. Volume I: Syllabus Lectures; Volume II: Bibliographic References; Volume IIIA: Introductory Essays; Volume IIIB: Introductory Essays.
Paden, John N.; Soja, Edward W.
In response to demands for more and better teaching about Africa in American higher education, the US Office of Education requested that the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University generate a set of teaching materials which could be used in introductory undergraduate courses. Included in these volumes, these materials provide reference sources, information for classroom use, and original introductory essays on the African experience. Volume I contains about 90 topic summaries to aid teachers in preparing lectures for a 1-year introductory course. The topics cover the social, cultural, economic, and political development of Africa from primitive through modern times. Volume II contains a bibliography of over 2500 references divided into 5 major categories: 1) introductory works or required student readings; 2) research material for more advanced students; 3) available but relatively inaccessible works such as dissertations, conference proceedings, etc.; 4) African case studies; and 5) theoretical works or classic case studies. Volume III contains 25 original essays in 5 major areas: 1) African Society and Culture; 2) Perspectives on the Past; 3) Processes of Social Change; 4) Consolidation of Nation-States; and 5) Africa and the Modern World. (DS)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Languages, Bibliographies, Black Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Hardback-$30, Paper-$15; Single volumes also available)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.