ERIC Number: ED258910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Africa South of the Sahara. Report. Council of Europe Teachers' Seminar (Lahti, Finland, August 5-10, 1984).
Educators from European countries were presented with up-to-date information about Africa. The seminar was intended to help teachers present the African experience as cogently as possible in their classrooms. The main topics of the seminar are discussed, papers are summarized, discussions of the working groups are presented, participants' reactions to the seminar are discussed, and recommendations are listed. Papers deal with a variety of topics, including European attitudes toward Africa, the image of Africa in textbooks, the use of film for teaching about Africa, the development of national languages in Africa, the need to recognize the contribution of African art to world culture, the need for planners to listen to the views of African villagers, and Africa and the international community. Working groups examined the historical, cultural, and ecological approaches to studying Africa. Participants reacted very favorably to the seminar. It was recommended that children be made aware of African lands, and that the myths and stereotypes be dispelled. Appendices contain a participant list and addresses of centers providing resources on Africa. (RM)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Developed Nations, Ecology, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Languages, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Head Documentation Centre, Council of Europe, 67006, Strasbourg Cedex, France (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Africa