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Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st-Century Classroom

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Teaching Africa introduces innovative strategies for teaching about Africa. The contributors address misperceptions about Africa and Africans, incorporate the latest technologies of teaching and learning, and give practical advice for creating successful lesson plans, classroom activities, and study abroad programs. Teachers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences will find helpful hints and tips on how to bridge the knowledge gap and motivate understanding of Africa in a globalizing world.

About the Author

Brandon D. Lundy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University.

Solomon Negash is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Kennesaw State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Brandon D. Lundy

Part I. Situating Africa: Concurrent-Divergent Rubrics of Meaning

1. Introducing "Africa" Jennifer E. Coffman

2. Africa: Which Way Forward?: An Interdisciplinary Approach Todd Cleveland

3. Why We Need African History Kathleen Smythe

4. Answering the "So What" Question: Making African History Relevant in the Provincial College Classroom Gary Marquardt

5. From African History to African Histories: Teaching Interdisciplinary Method, Philosophy, and Ethics through the African History Survey Trevor R. Getz

6. Treating the Exotic and the Familiar in the African History Classroom Ryan Ronnenberg

7. Postcolonial Perspectives on Teaching African Politics in Wales and Ireland Carl Death

8. Pan-Africanism: The Ties that Bind Ghana and the United States Harry Nii Koney Odamtten

9. The Importance of the Regional Concept: The Case for an Undergraduate Regional Geography Course of Sub-Saharan Africa Matthew Waller

10. Teach Me About Africa: Facilitating and Training Educators Toward a Socially Just Curriculum Durene I. Wheeler and Jeanine Ntihirageza

Part II. African Arts: Interpreting the African "Text"

11. Inversion Rituals: The African Novel in the Global North Catherine Kroll

12. Teaching Africa through a Comparative Pedagogy: South Africa and the United States

Renée Schatteman

13. Stereotypes, Myths, and Realities Regarding African Music in the African and American Academy Jean Ngoya Kidula

14. What Paltry Learning in Dumb Books!: Teaching the Power of Oral Narrative Caleb Corkery

15. Teaching about Africa: Violence and Conflict Management Linda M. Johnston and Oumar Chérif Diop

16. Contextualizing the Teaching of Africa in the 21st Century: A Student-centered Pedagogical Approach to Demystify Africa as The Heart of Darkness Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson

Part III. Application of Approaches: Experiencing African Particulars

17. Shaping U.S.-Based Activism Towards Africa: The Role of a Mix of Critical Pedagogies

Amy C. Finnegan

18. The Model AU as Pedagogical Method of Teaching American Students about Africa

Babacar M'Baye

19. The Kalamazoo/Fourah Bay College Partnership: A Context for Understanding Study Abroad with Africa Daniel J. Paracka, Jr.

20. Teaching Culture, Health, and Political Economy in the Field: Ground-level Perspectives on Africa in the 21st Century James Ellison

21. Beyond the Biologic Basis of Disease: Collaborative Study of the Social and Economic Causation of Disease in Africa Amy C. Finnegan, Julian Jane Atim, and Michael Westerhaus

22. Educating the Educators: Ethiopian IT PhD Program Solomon Negash and Julian M. Bass

Conclusion: Knowledge Circulation and Diasporic Interfacing Toyin Falola

References

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253008213
Author:
Lundy, Brandon D.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Negash, Solomon
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Africa; contemporary issues; education; history; pedagogy
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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