ERIC Number: ED044324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Are You Going to Teach About Africa?
Collins, H. Thomas; And Others
This guide for educators at the elementary and secondary levels contains articles written by people directly concerned with African studies. Charles Billings, in his article, "Africa in the Curriculum," offers a rationale for African studies and puts forward a number of useful suggestions regarding content, approaches and emphases. Commonly held myths about Africa, which provide a good starting place for an African unit, and a critique of recommended secondary school paperbacks and their suggested use, are dealt with in separate articles by Susan Hall. In "African Studies Resources," Harry Stein and Monica Fletcher suggest items representing the range of African materials available for classroom use. Barry Beyer's article provides guidelines and insights for anyone who is responsible for developing in-service activities for teachers of African studies. A chart at the back indicates for each of the independent states of Africa: Capital city, area, population, year of independence, pre-independent status, present State and Government leadership, and how the present government came to power. (JLB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Bibliographies, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
African-American Institute, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 ($2.00; quantity discount)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Cooperative Services.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY.