ERIC Number: ED067031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Final Director's Report On: Institute in African Studies for College Teachers.
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
This document describes a summer institute held at Northwestern University during the summer of 1970 entitled Institute in African Studies for College Teachers. The program of instruction that was devised had 4 principal objectives in mind: (1) transmission of accurate information and data about African and Afro-American culture and society; (2) substantive intellectual problemsolving through the interdisciplinary approach actualized by means of an interdisciplinary seminar every Friday in which 2 or 3 faculty members discussed a problem from perspectives representing their disciplines; (3) providing the participants with the tools of research and instruction that will enable them to pursue and transmit African studies on their own; and (4) incorporation of such material into the college curriculum, problems involved, and the most effective means to actualize such an objective. There is a definite need for further training of professors in the area of Black studies. It is hoped that such training will soon be offered as a regular part of the undergraduate and graduate curricula. However, until such programs are initiated, summer institutes such as the ones described in this document are the most effective means for training professors in African studies. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.