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ERIC Number: ED067315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 4
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Teaching About Africa in the Elementary School: A University-Public Schools Co-operative Program for Improving Social Studies Teaching.
Hughes, James W.
In response to requests for more relevance in content and methods for Inner City region, Oakland University and various public school systems have established an emphasis on teaching about Africa in the elementary school. Mutual cooperation has enabled curriculum to be altered, and introduced, and has established a positive climate for enabling change in the elementary social studies program. Examples of such vehicles for introducing change are: 1) Establishment of a University 4-credit course, Teaching About Africa in the Public Schools, for undergraduate and graduate students; 2) Development of an annotated bibliography of children's and adolescents' fiction and non-fiction material available from the University on loan; 3) Development of a resource bibliography of audiovisual material available in eight centers within the Detroit Metropolitan area; 4) Development of teaching kits on Africa for loan to public schools teachers. Kits contain artifacts and other useful materials; and 5) Workshop and in-service participation by both University and public school personnel have taken place on topics of interest concerning Africa. The author also includes a list of reasons why others might be interested in knowing about the cooperative program described here. (ED 063 234 is a related document.) (Author/JLB)
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