ERIC Number: ED230452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Subregional Seminar on the Use of the Cultural Heritage in Education (Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa, September 29-October 3, 1980). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Summaries and recommendations of a conference to ascertain the research and curriculum needs for focusing on cultural heritage education in Africa are presented. Specific presentations, which are summarized in this report, centered on the place of the cultural heritage in the school curriculum, cultural resources and themes worthy of inclusion in the school curriculum, appropriate pedagogical methods and techniques, and the use of resources in cultural and artistic heritage education. The conference concluded with 21 recommendations to the African member states and to UNESCO. Included in state recommendations are restructuring educational programs and teaching to achieve integration of cultural heritage within educational systems; research to define constants and specifics of the African cultural heritage; creation of institutions for description, analysis, and transcription of African languages; and research into ways of restoring the African family as the basic cell of education. UNESCO recommendations include setting up clearinghouses for exchange of cultural information, organizing workshops and seminars about African museums and archives, and aiding member states in the production of educational materials. Appendices include the opening speech by the Deputy Minister of Education in Sierra Leone, the address by the UNESCO representative, and lists of participants and reports. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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