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du Plessis, Joy; Muzaffar, Irfan – EQUIP1, 2010
With the introduction of free primary education throughout Africa over the past 20 years, the demand for more qualified teachers has grown tremendously (Nilsson, 2003). Mainstream teacher education programs, typically consisting of 1-3 years of residence in teachers' colleges and some form of practice teaching, are unable to meet this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Seminars, Models
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Geography Teacher, 2008
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Harm de Blij); (2) Geography: Is it a Boy's Subject? (Lisa Smitreski); (3) A…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Human Geography, Recreational Facilities, Statistics
Dewal, O. S. – 1989
The objectives of the workshop were to discuss the need for staff development in African universities, explore various means to improve teaching and learning, prepare an outline to set up centers in universities to cater to the needs of staff development, and outline a basic approach for establishing a continental committee to coordinate and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development
Dioh, Sylvester N.; Standa, Everett M. – 1983
This course book provides a broad view of the theoretical aspects of instructional media. It is designed to acquaint students with the variety of instructional media that are available, from the simple to the more complex, and their uses in the educational system. The course's purpose is to develop the knowledge and skills which a curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Media, Educational Objectives
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Nelson, Jennifer – Southern Social Studies Journal, 1996
Presents a series of questions and activities designed to teach the geography of Africa. The activities relate to, and are collected under the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human/Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. Includes four maps and a list of resources. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fehr, Dennis E. – Art Education, 1994
Asserts that neither of the two most popular models of art criticism lends itself to a postmodern understanding of the political role of visual art in the late 20th century. Concludes that the historical context model is rooted in historical understanding and that teachers must prepare for this type of instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education
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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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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Describes the role and influence of Mellonee Burnim on U.S. music education. Discusses the origins and impact of African American gospel music. Includes a list of selected resources and two lesson plans featuring gospel music. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black Influences, Black Studies
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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
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Handley, Leslie Mills, Ed. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1993
Presents two classroom ideas for elementary social studies: (1) a job description and responsibility program and (2) a cross-cultural, folktale-based activity using an award-winning children's book. Includes instructions for implementing the activities, a list of job descriptions, and a chart of African terms and their English meanings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning