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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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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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Osunde, Egerton – Social Studies, 1984
An analysis of African social studies curricula shows that African students probably study about other countries more than American or British students. Two reforms are needed: in the United States there needs to be more coverage of world affairs; African students ought to learn more about their own countries. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Ukpokodu, Nelly – Social Studies, 1996
Presents a thorough and innovative approach to integrating the study of Africa into the social studies curriculum. Profiles a three-part process consisting of preplanning, curriculum planning, and implementation. Utilizes different sources and strategies (literature, global approach, cooperative learning) to create a balanced and accurate…
Descriptors: African Culture, African Studies, Area Studies, Consciousness Raising
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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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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1990
Summarizes reviews of research in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning," concerning international perspectives. Analyzes social studies research in England, Eastern Europe, and Africa, seeing modern citizenship as a unifying theme. Stresses the value to U.S. educators of comparative cross-national studies.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Social Studies, 1988
Examines the origins and conceptualization of the social studies movement in Africa, and describes the practice of social studies and its current status. Concludes that although social studies has some unique problems due to the nature of the subject matter, it is more relevant to the lives of African children than traditional curricula. (LS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Educational History