ERIC Number: ED032809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Africanists to Afro-American Studies; Report of a Conference (East Lansing, Michigan, April 25-26, 1969).
Richardson, Irvine, Comp.
This report of a conference at Michigan State University on ways in which the Africanist is, and might be, related to Afro-American studies emphasizes examples of present cooperation and suggestions for the future. Present efforts in secondary schools, universities, and the U.S. Office of Education are described. Suggestions for teaching materials, further program development, and the teaching of Swahili; as well as problems of teacher background, organization of Afro-American studies within existing systems, and popular acceptance are included. Some suggestions are advanced for solutions to teacher training and teaching materials problems. Background on the conference's organization, the motivation and demand for Afro-American studies, and the relation of African specialists to such studies are described briefly in an introduction. An appendix lists conference participants and summer institutes and inservice programs. (AF)
Descriptors: Black Studies, Conference Reports, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Secondary Schools, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Swahili, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Universities
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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