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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1995
Argues that the media portrayal of Africa remains highly selective, focusing almost solely on negative and violent stories. Positive stories (local initiatives, political reform) go unreported as does much of the Western powers involvement in famine and destruction. Includes a list of sources on African current affairs. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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Wilson, Angene H. – Social Studies, 1995
Critiques six current history textbooks concerning their representation of African history. Identifies strengths and weaknesses in the texts and establishes criteria of judgement. Includes the use of primary sources, consideration of African perspectives, and a balanced portrait of contemporary problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Consciousness Raising, Content Analysis
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Merryfield, Merry M.; Tlou, Josiah – Social Studies, 1995
Investigates social studies curriculum reform in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Reports on each country contain a brief overview of the historical situation and current syllabus, and a discussion of the ongoing "Africanization" process. Concludes with a definition of "Africanization," its purpose, and…
Descriptors: African Culture, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Beyer, Barry K. – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that what is being proposed as thoughtful or authentic teaching in the social studies, particularly in geography and history, is similar to the "New Social Studies" movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Discusses the origins, development, and decline of the new social studies, using one program, Project Africa, as a model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lickteig, Mary J.; Danielson, Kathy Everts – Social Studies, 1995
Describes a third-grade instructional unit that begins with a basic introduction to African geography and culture. Children's books, from sources as diverse as current politics and Masai folk tales, are used to illustrate key concepts and places. Includes a list of children's books used in the lessons. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising