ERIC Number: ED316141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Western Pennsylvania Educators Inter-Cultural Experience in Nigeria.
Vold, Larry A.; Vold, Edwina
The project selected 16 educators representing liberal arts faculty, education faculty, and public school teachers to train them about Africa. The training had three phases: (1) an on-campus program on African history, politics, economics, and geography, focusing on Nigeria; (2) six weeks in Nigeria, meeting with prominent educators, politicians, cultural leaders, and average citizens, attending seminars and workshops at six Nigerian universities, and visiting cultural and economic centers for first-hand experience with various cultural groups; and (3) development of curriculum units and modules on Africa in general, using Nigeria as a case study, emphasizing the interdependence of industrialized and third-world nations. The modules and units of study developed were later incorporated into area studies courses in the public schools, formed the multicultural component of the teacher education program, and were integrated into selected required undergraduate liberal arts courses. Participants held seminars at the university to share their experience, knowledge, and perspectives on Africa. Institutionalization of the new curriculum components within the existing curriculum has helped to maximize dissemination of information about Nigeria, and the three educator groups form a support system for further education about Africa. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, College Faculty, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, International Educational Exchange, International Studies, Learning Modules, Liberal Arts, Models, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Public School Teachers, State Universities, Study Abroad, Teacher Exchange Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Coll. of Education.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria